City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Parks and Recreation and Streets Transportation Departments, seeks to commission permanent artwork for the 55th Avenue Promenade, located between Camelback Road and Indian School Road in central Phoenix. The artwork must be made of durable materials that can survive the desert climate, provide shade in support of the City of Phoenix Cool Corridors Initiative, and enhance the pedestrian experience of this unique neighborhood amenity. Four locations have been identified however final placement will be determined based on the approved final design.
The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture seeks applications from professional artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches who will be responsible for the design and implementation of the artwork.
The 55th Avenue Promenade is a linear greenspace located within a flood irrigated landscape median between two one direction roads along the avenue. As a part of the City of Phoenix Cool Corridors initiative, pedestrian amenities have been added, including a walking path along both the east and west sides of the corridor and shade trees. Additionally, four plinths (concrete foundations) will be installed to support the artwork which will be visible from the walking path and by vehicular traffic.
The preceding text is an excerpt from the commission document for this opportunity. Please see commission document for full project information and opportunity instructions.