FAIRFIELD — Fairfield’s art community has a vision for this summer’s installments on the square. But it’s a pipe dream.

This year’s theme, “Pipe Dreams,” is the 11th annual art installation project for downtown Fairfield. Each year community members make various displays in keeping with a theme selected by the Fairfield Art Association’s board. Prior years have included little libraries and birdhouses as themes.

The FAA has space for 22 installations this summer. The works will go up June 7 and remain on display though September. As with previous years, the art will be auctioned off, but there’s a twist in 2019.

The silent auction for the works is July 25, the day RAGBRAI visits Fairfield. It’s a similar approach to the one used the last time the ride visited Fairfield, and that one resulted in a number of sales to bikers.

The FAA will provide a six-inch wide, five-foot tall PVC pipe as the base for the installations and guidelines, but the rest is up to the artists. The art is displayed outdoors, so weatherproof materials and sturdy construction are required. Completed art is due at the FAA studio between June 3-5.

Artists or groups interested in participating should contact Suzan Kessel at suzan1252@aol.com to reserve a spot, or sign up at the FAA’s studio in the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center between 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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