PITCHCRAFT IS DOWNTOWN FREDERICK’S SECOND ANNUAL PLACEMAKING COMPETITION.
Creative people from every background, profession and city are invited to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, will better connect the people and places of our community. A panel of judges will review all submissions and narrow it down to the final four, who will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 24.
After hearing the final four pitches, every audience member will vote for their favorite pitch and a winner will be announced that evening. The cost of your ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea.
LEARN MORE: downtownfrederick.org/pitchcraft
Interested in pitching an idea? Submissions were accepted from July 8 through August 25. Find the submission form and rules for entry at downtownfrederick.org/pitchcraft.
THE FINALISTS: After receiving fifteen inspired, creative, unique placemaking ideas from people who love the Downtown Frederick community, our Pitchcraft Selection Committee was tasked with the difficult job of narrowing the pot down to four finalists. These finalists will present their ideas live, on-stage during the October 24 Pitchcraft event. Get your tickets and help pick the winning idea! Our finalists, listed in no particular order…
Carroll Creek Piano Staircase | Painting a piano on park steps | Update: Due to a family emergency, the person who pitched this project is unfortunately unable to attend Pitchcraft so this project has been removed from the list of possible contenders.
Music on Market | Put pianos on the street during the holiday season | Pitched by: Jay Harkcom
Flower Downtown Frederick | Mural project featuring local flowers | Pitched by: Kathy Lynn
Frederick Photo Ops | Large scale model of the word Frederick | Pitched by: Melissa Muntz
TICKET SALES CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23. A limited number of tickets will be available for sale at the door on a first-come basis. If you plan to purchase tickets at the door, please arrive when the doors open at 6:00pm.
If you have submitted a pitch, please go ahead and buy a ticket! If you’re one of the four finalists, the cost of your ticket will be returned to you.
PARKING is available on the street and in nearby parking garages. The closest parking garages are the Court Street Public Parking Garage (2 S Court St) and W Patrick Street Public Parking Garage (138 W Patrick St). Find more parking and transportation info at parkfrederick.org.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Doors open at 6:00pm. Mingling from 6:00-7:00pm. Pitches and voting from 7:00-8:00pm. Winner announced live at 8:10pm and the venue remains open until 9:00pm.