250Lex Public Art Project

  • Commissioning Entity

    Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission

    Lexington, Kentucky, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    Applicants in country of installation

  • Contact Name

    Heather Lyons

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (859) 258-3123

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    In preparation for the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of Lexington, Kentucky, Mayor Linda Gorton identified new public art as a priority for the 2025 anniversary year. A prominent outdoor site along Main St. in downtown Lexington has been selected for the artwork.

    The Lexington-Fayette Urban Co. Government (LFUCG) invites professional and practicing artists and artist/design teams, residing in the United States, to submit qualifications to propose a permanent, unique, site-specific 3D artwork in recognition of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of Lexington.
    The vision for the 250LEX public art project is to create an environment, through public art, that encourages conversation and action, inspires thought and reflection, and acknowledges the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city. Through public art, the space will engage current Lexingtonians, as well as future visitors and residents, by looking forward to the promise and progress to come.