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Arrow Electronics Issues “Call for Innovation” to Professional Artists Worldwide

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival are joining forces for the fifth straight year on the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge, an international art contest celebrating innovation and artistic expression held July 1 to July 3 in Denver’s Cherry Creek area.

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Toby Fraley's "The Archivist"—winner of the 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival's Five Years Out Arrow A ...

Toby Fraley's "The Archivist"—winner of the 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival's Five Years Out Arrow Art Challenge, a national contest that inspires artists to take the concept of innovation and express what Arrow's Five Years Out brand promise looks like in an artistic medium. (Photo: Business Wire)

Professional artists from around the world are invited to explore the notion of innovation and express it through their chosen medium. The application deadline is March 10, with artwork due on June 2.

Arrow will award seven finalists with $5,000 commissions to create their artwork and display it at the 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver. One winner will also receive the $10,000 Innovation Award and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The seven pieces of art will become part of Arrow’s permanent artwork collection and potentially displayed in one of Arrow’s 465 locations around the world.

“This unique challenge encourages artists to explore that tangible place between where what’s possible meets what’s practical—or, what we at Arrow call Five Years Out,” said Joe Verrengia, Arrow’s global director of corporate social responsibility. “Five Years Out is a way of thinking reserved for a special group of people who guide innovation forward: engineers, inventors, makers and artists. We look forward to seeing this year’s innovative expressions of Five Years Out and adding to our collection of artwork, which inspires Arrow employees and customers at locations around the world every day.”

To learn more or to apply to the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge, please visit http://cherrycreekartsfestival.org/arrow-five-years-out-art-challenge/.

To view samples of winning artwork from the 2016 competition, please visit community.arrow.com/arts/.

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at fiveyearsout.com.

About the Cherry Creek Arts Festival

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is a three-day, world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary, and performing arts and enjoys an annual attendance of 350,000 visitors. Special exhibits, art and culinary demonstrations, and interactive family activities on Activity Avenue complement the Festival experience. Since 1991, the CherryArts 501(c)(3) nonprofit mission provides access to arts experiences and supports art education via the Cherry Creek Arts Festival and statewide education programs. For more information, please visit www.CherryArts.org.

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