City of Walnut Creek, CA, Public Art RFQ project at Heather Farm Park Aquatic and Community Center

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Walnut Creek

  • Application Open Date

    05/29/2024

  • Application Deadline Date

    07/11/2024

  • Minimum Budget

    $953500

  • Maximum Budget

    $953000

  • Location of Commission

    Walnut Creek, California, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty

    All

  • Contact Name

    Marija Nelson Bleier

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

    (925) 295-1472

  • Commission Document

    View Link Document

  • Brief Description

    The City of Walnut Creek, CA is seeking professional artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications to create significant, site-specific public artwork(s) as part of the new Heather Farm Park Aquatic and Community Center located at 301 N San Carlos Dr in Walnut Creek.

    Project construction will begin in 2025 and associated public art should adhere to the City’s public art mission statement, found in the Public Art Master Plan, to “integrate art into the City’s everyday environment and build a dynamic, exciting, and engaging place to live, visit and do business. Through public art, the City’s program aims to make our public spaces more welcoming and to create a dialogue between artists and the community that honors our ideals, history, and shared values.”


    PROJECT OVERVIEW

    The City of Walnut Creek, CA is seeking professional artists and/or artist teams to submit qualifications to create significant, site-specific public artwork(s) as part of the new Heather Farm Park Aquatic and Community Center located at 301 N San Carlos Dr in Walnut Creek. Project construction will begin in 2025 and associated public art should adhere to the City’s public art mission statement, found in the Public Art Master Plan, to “integrate art into the City’s everyday environment and build a dynamic, exciting, and engaging place to live, visit and do business. Through public art, the City’s program aims to make our public spaces more welcoming and to create a dialogue between artists and the community that honors our ideals, history, and shared values.”


    BACKGROUND

    The City of Walnut Creek, located 25 miles east of San Francisco, is a destination for people from all over the Bay Area who wish to engage in meaningful culture, arts and recreational experiences and partake in upscale shopping and dining. The City is proud to support a thriving arts department with more than 50 works of art in its vibrant and robust Public Art Collection, including sculpture, fountains and murals representing a great range of national artists. This project presents an excellent opportunity for interested artist(s) to be included in Walnut Creek’s arts forward scope of engaging and compelling art that reflects the beautiful surroundings and diverse community.





    Site renderings courtesy of the commissioners


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

    Click here for additional renderings.