Midtown Viaducts Public Art + Light Project

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  • Budget: $150000
  • Open Date: 3/17/14
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Call is open to all professional artists, architects, designers, design firms and/or teams consisting of these entities located in Southeast Michigan counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oa
  • Close Date: 4/30/14

Brief Description

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit’s TechTown district with public art and light. Originally constructed in 1934, these once magnificent viaducts have been poorly maintained over the years and lack adequate lighting, contributing to unsafe perceptions of the district. This call seeks to give these industrial bridges new life—making them a choice destination r