Now in its fifth year, the Laneway Art program run by The City of Sydney encourages artistically inclined, paintbrush wielding, sculpture making individuals and/or groups to come together and temporarily paint the town red in celebration of our city’s rich source of creativity.

According to The City of Sydney website, the Laneway Art program aims to not only support the development of new curatorial voices in the public domain but to “reinvent, rediscover and enliven the City’s laneways and forgotten spaces”.

The City of Sydney is now calling for Laneway Art submissions for it’s 2011 program, which will run from October to January 2012. Submissions can either be in the form of Individual Project Proposals or Curatorial Proposals by groups of artists – but hurry because the deadline for submissions is 11am Tuesday 1st March.

So get ready to ditch your Navman and turn off your iphone map app, this great initiative gives a whole new meaning to aimlessly wandering through the diverse and eclectic streets of Sydney. Trust us, you’ll want to get lost in this aesthetically alluring maze of creativity that is the Laneway Art program.

For submission enquiries email here.

Via Desktop Mag

Main image by Ted Szukalski.

Written By Jess Glass