Call for Artists: Glen Park Project- River Falls, WI

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of River Falls

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  • Location of Commission

    River Falls, Wisconsin, United States

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  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Jason Stroud

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (715) 426-3416

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  • Brief Description

    The City of River Falls, WI is accepting proposals from artists or teams of artists who would like to be considered for an exterior installation located at the City’s historic Glen Park, 355 West Park Street.

    Glen Park is a 41-acre Community Park located southwest of the downtown district, established in 1898. It is the City’s oldest park with a significant history of serving the community with nature trails, playground equipment, ball fields and a swimming pool constructed by the Work Progress Administration program in the 1930’s and which is still a major draw to the park. The park can be reached from the downtown district via the historic swinging bridge over the water falls of the South Fork River and also provides beautiful views over the Kinnickinnic River. The park was recently updated with a new pavilion building, splash pad, pickleball courts and improved parking.

    The City is seeking proposals for public art to honor the history of Glen Park as well as to enhance the area for the future. The artist(s) will design, fabricate and install the artwork within Glen Park. The artwork should be made of durable materials suitable for outside elements and change in temperature and as impervious to vandalism as possible. The artwork shall require little or no maintenance.

    As part of the proposal, the artist(s) will include information on the design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork. It is expected that the artwork will be freestanding and not fixed to, or painted on, any existing structure at the park. A base, or mounting surface, for the art should be included by the artist in the proposal.

    The artist(s) should visit the proposed installation site prior to submitting a proposal. Please contact Assistant City Administrator Jason Stroud at (715)426-3416 or at [email protected] with any questions.