August 31st Memorial – Odessa, TX

  • Commissioning Entity: Odessa Arts
  • Budget: $300000
  • Open Date: 2020-03-15
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2020-05-15

Brief Description

On August 31, 2019, the City of Odessa, TX suffered unimaginable terror and heartbreaking loss when a gunman went on a shooting rampage though the city, killing 7 people, and injuring many more. It was through the coordinated efforts of law enforcement & first responders that this tragedy was ended before more community members were affected. Odessa Arts and the City of Odessa are looking for an artist to create a memorial that will honor the victims and their families, pay tribute to the first responders, and offer a place for community members to reflect and mourn, and draw feelings of hope and strength that this community endured an act of terror and came out stronger. This piece should be able to withstand the West Texas elements, as it will be sited outdoors, should require minimal maintenance, and have a lifespan of at least 25 years.