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

Application Deadline for the Annual Arrow “Five Years Out” Art
Challenge is March 10

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

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

To view samples of winning artwork from the 2016 competition, please

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

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


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