NATIONAL CALL TO ARTISTS: Canyon District Park Light Pole Sculptures- Unincorporated Boynton Beach, FL

  • Commissioning Entity

    Palm Beach County's Art in Public Places Program

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Unincorporated Boynton Beach, Florida, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Elayna Toby Singer

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    Palm Beach County's Art in Public Places program (PBC AiPP) seeks to commission an Artist or Artist team (Artist) to create sculptures that support Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department’s goals of promoting healthy, happy living for residents and visitors utilizing Canyon District Park.

    The selected Artist will design, permit, fabricate, install and attach art onto five (5) outdoor light poles located along Ben Ferencz Way, within the park. Specified poles can take an excess load equivalent to 350 pounds each to account for art that will result from this Call to Artists. Commissioned art will be inspired by the diverse active recreational opportunities offered within the park such as soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball, sand volleyball as well as walking, picnicking and playground use.

    The mission of Canyon District Park is to provide an active recreational facility that primarily serves the population located within West Boynton Beach and West Delray Beach in unincorporated Palm Beach County. The recreational amenities identified for construction were determined by feedback from the local community as well as overall level of service needs established in the County’s Comprehensive Plan.

    Art Design Goals
    • Art will support Parks and Recreation staffs’ efforts to create interest and connection for residents and visitors to the recreational amenities planned at Canyon District Park.
    • Art will be inspired by and relate to the recreational facilities and programming within the park. The amenities include: youth soccer, youth lacrosse, youth baseball, youth and senior softball, youth and adult sand volleyball, playgrounds, picnic areas and a fitness trail.
    • Art will have strong visual presence with artistic complexity upon passage at speeds of approximately 20 mph.
    • Art materials will be durable, require minimal maintenance and withstand the intense local environment (sun, high winds, salty moist air, and rain).
    • Art will complement the Park’s architectural style and scale.
    Areas for Art Integration

    Palm Beach County Canyon District Park is 52 acres. The five (5) light poles designated for art integration are near a centrally located parking lot and three (3) sports fields. The selected artists will create artwork for each of the five (5) light poles. County will install light poles for Artist to attach their art to.

    The image that follows is a section of the site plan with the five (5) light pole locations identified in red.

    Image courtesy of the commissioners

    Please see the commission document linked above for full project information and application instructions.

    Applications for this opportunity will be hosted on the CODAworx site. Be sure you are registered for and signed in to a CODAworx account to enable the "Apply to RFP" button in the upper right hand corner of this page.