RFQ: Central Bank of Boone County Downtown Bank 8th St Entrance- Columbia, MO

  • Commissioning Entity

    Central Bank of Boone County

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission:

    MO, USA, Columbia

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Mary Wilkerson

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    Central Bank of Boone County invites artists to apply for a public art project located at the 8th Street entrance to the bank’s main location in Downtown Columbia, Missouri. The bank seeks an artist or artist team to create new site-specific, original, public artwork(s) for the exterior of the building. Works in a variety of weather-resistant, durable media and forms will be considered. The bank does not wish to consider pieces featuring water. At this point, artists should submit qualifications only, not a design proposal. Once an artist is selected, they will propose a work for the site. Central Bank of Boone County was established in 1857 and the Downtown Bank at 8th and Broadway in Downtown Columbia, Missouri, was dedicated in 1917. In 1969 a major, modern addition to the building was constructed on 8th Street, creating what became knows as “The Fountain Lobby” so named because of a water feature at the entrance. In 1971 a sculpture named “People” was added to the site. Unfortunately, after more than 50 years of wear and tear, “People” had to be removed due to significant damage despite many years of remediation. With the removal of the artwork, the fountain was also removed due to significant water damage and other environmental concerns. With a strong commitment to the community and a long history of dedication to the arts, the bank wishes to commission a new work for the very public space. One that will one day be as iconic and beloved as its previous tenant. Please see commission document for additional info and submission instructions.