RFP: Artwork for Fire Station 3 – Raleigh, NC

  • Commissioning Entity

    The City of Raleigh

  • Application Open Date

    03/03/2022

  • Application Deadline Date

    04/15/2022

  • Minimum Budget

    $

  • Maximum Budget

    $126000

  • Location of Commission:

    North Carolina, United States, Raleigh

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Kelly McChesney

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (919) 996-5657

  • Commission Document

    Document not uploaded

  • Brief Description

    The City of Raleigh is relocating Fire Station 3 from 13 S. East Street to 1000 Rock Quarry Road. The new location is directly adjacent to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Gardens. Other nearby amenities include a Non-Profit community health clinic, an elementary school, and the YMCA. The site is also surrounded on two sides by property belonging to the North Carolina Correctional Institute for Women and the Wake Correctional Center. The property is located along Rock Quarry Rd which is a major throughfare between downtown and the beltline.

    As part of the project, the City of Raleigh is hiring an artist to create artwork for the site or integrated into the façade. The artwork will aesthetically enhance the station while also highlighting community stories and history. The artist will also be expected to partner with local artist(s) to engage the community through temporary public art projects such as events, temporary installations, murals, projection mapping, performance etc.