Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main Library

  • Commissioning Entity: Arts & Science Council
  • Budget: $460700
  • Open Date: 7/1/20 00:00
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 7/31/20 23:59

Brief Description

The Arts & Science Council is accepting qualifications from artists/artist teams for a public art opportunity at Charlotte Mecklenburg New Main Library in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The selected artist will work with the ASC, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library, Mecklenburg County Asset and Facilities Management, architects Clark Nexsen and Snøhetta and the local community to create an impactful artwork that responds to the parameters of the site, the aesthetics of the architecture, and the themes identified by the project team. The artwork should prioritize the importance of books and literacy while highlighting the library’s mission to improve lives and build a stronger community.

The Grand Lobby Wall has been identified as a possible opportunity for artwork placement, and the artist/s will be active in directing the design and preparation of the site.