Illinois Artists: Artwork Purchases for College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus

  • Commissioning Entity

    Illinois Capital Development Board Art-in-Architecture Program

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  • Location of Commission

    Waukegan, Illinois, United States

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in state of installation

  • Contact Name

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

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  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The Art-in-Architecture Program of the Capital Development Board is pleased to announce a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to Illinois professional artists for the purchase of permanent original art for the College of Lake County (CLC), Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan, Illinois.

    The submission instructions for this RFQ are for purchase and not commission. PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY. Artists from the Waukegan area are especially encouraged to apply.

    Final Deadline: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 4:30 P.M.


    These purchases are open to all professional artists, artisans, or artist-led teams that live and work in the state of Illinois.

    • An artist/artisan is defined as a skilled practitioner that generates designs and concepts for creative works that reflect form, beauty, and aesthetic perception. All artists on a team must live and work in Illinois.
    • Subcontractors may be used and are defined as those providing technical implementation such as construction, fabrication, and/or assembly for portions or all of a finished product under direct supervision and control of an artist.
    • Faculty and staff of the College of Lake County are not eligible to apply for this commission.


    The Waukegan area is vibrant and diverse. Its location on the shores of Lake Michigan has made the area a crossroads and trading hub for millennia. It was the ancestral homeland of Kickapoo, Peoria, and Potawatomi and later the Chippewa and Ottawa tribes. These tribes were removed by the Edwardsville and Chicago Treaties. Today over 50% of the Waukegan community and CLC students identify as Latino and 20% identify as African American.

    The Lakeshore Campus along Genesee St. in Waukegan serves as a community hub, supports economic growth, and through educational opportunity leads to family-sustaining careers. This new facility connects directly to our vibrant arts community, highlights some of our most scenic views of our lakefront and downtown opportunities, and utilizes Waukegan’s access to public transportation.

    The new six-story Lakeshore Center is fully integrated into the campus linking the second and third floors to the existing 33 N. Genesee St. building.

    The 62,000+ square foot addition includes a Welcome and One-Stop Center, Library, community meeting space, general education classrooms, labs, tutoring center, and other support services. It also allows expansions of existing programs including digital media, manufacturing, hospitality, horticulture, and entrepreneurship.

    Please see commission document for full opportunity info and application instructions.