RFP: artFITS Project

  • Commissioning Entity: Pottawattamie Arts, Culture & Entertainment (PACE)
  • Budget: $20000
  • Open Date: 2019-02-28
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2019-04-15

Brief Description

PACE is currently accepting proposals for artistic installations on or near a new bridge for embellishment and beautification. The rural, paved connector trail bridge is approximately 192 feet long and 12 feet wide, constructed of steel with concrete poured deck and applied weatherproofing. The bicycle-pedestrian bridge, located on the trail to Underwood that is adjacent to Railroad Highway, has steel guard rails and hand rails along the sides. Proposals can include graphic and/or mural artwork produced directly on the structure or sculptural works flanking or nearby the bridge that do not interfere with its structural integrity. Potential concepts and themes include health and recreation, environmentalism and sustainability, history and heritage, abstract beauty and place making as well as art and community. Potential media and forms include sculpture(s), forms flanking the bridge, solar lights, technology and graphic interventions such as paint, murals, etc.