City of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Public Art Program oversees the commissioning of artworks for City of Las Vegas buildings and facilities. These works of art enhance the civic meaning of municipal architecture and showcase the talent of visual artists. The Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create original two-dimensional works of art for the new Downtown Civic Center Building.
The project development team has recommended the commission of original, two-dimensional works of art that embody the cultural diversity and history of the City of Las Vegas. The commissioned artwork will be installed in the first and second floor of the new Downtown Civic Center Building. The artwork must be permanent, museum-quality, and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
The City is seeking qualified Artists who have proven experience in project and engagement planning, background research, stakeholder engagement, public art, and conceptual and detailed design.
Las Vegas is a small town that has grown into an internationally known city. It is a dichotomy, the glamor of its neon landscape and the relentless desert that it was built in. Las Vegas is the realization of the American Dream, a city built in the middle of the desert, and everyone is welcome. Las Vegas is tenacity and creativity, its people are as resilient as the caliche beneath the surface, yet as soft and welcoming as its pastel sunsets.
The artwork should be captivating. It should embody the cultural diversity and history of the City of Las Vegas. The artwork should enhance the city’s image as a world-class destination and add to the prestige of the city’s art collection. The artwork must be original and must be permanent, museum-quality and in compliance with ADA guidelines upon installation.
The Civic Center Building and Plaza located at 513 S. Main St. will encompass an entire city block bordered by Main Street, Clark Avenue, First Street and Bonneville Avenue. It will create a public and event space that is engaging for existing and future residents, as well as for City employees and other downtown stakeholders. See attached Potential Artwork Locations for more details on the location. All designs included in this RSOQ are preliminary; plans are in active development now and are subject to change over the course of this solicitation and during construction. Construction of the Civic Center Building is expected to be complete by December 2024.
The commission(s) shall not exceed $91,000. This price shall cover all costs of the project to include but not be limited to: artist’s fees, travel, fabrication (including any mandatory Clark County inspections), plans, permits, installation, documentation of artwork, taxes, insurance, and all other costs related to the production and accession of the artwork.
The City anticipates the budget may be divided among multiple possible installation sites, depending on variety and quantityof artists selected as a result of this RSOQ, with division potentially as follows:
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