RFQ: Kennebec on Fire

  • Commissioning Entity: Wesserunsett Arts Council (WesArts) and Main Street Skowhegan (Main Street)
  • Budget: $10000
  • Open Date: 2021-01-11
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in state of installation
  • Close Date: 2021-02-28

Brief Description

Kennebec on Fire is a seasonal public art installation in the Kennebec River. The first installation site is at the Great Eddy, below the gorge, in Skowhegan, Maine. The sculptures will be designed to include a fire brazier and be installed on floating bases anchored to the riverbed. The sculptures will be on display from mid-June to late September. The braziers in the sculptures will be lit 4-6 times per season for light festivals and during other corner-stone events in Skowhegan.

Kennebec on Fire will be a tool to help revitalize Somerset County communities, it will use public art as a catalyst for enhancing sense of place, building community pride, and increasing tourism and economic development along the Kennebec River Valley.

As mentioned above, WesArts and Main Street are collaborating on the first site installation in Skowhegan. Afterward, WesArts will work independently to grow the project and consult with other municipalities to install their own sites.

  • Contact Name: Saskia Reinholt
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (207) 218-2072