RFP: New Fire Station #5 Public Art Sculpture

  • Commissioning Entity: Art in Public Places
  • Budget: $40000
  • Open Date: 03/30/2019
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 04/09/2019

Brief Description

The Art Selection Panel is seeking to commission a unique free-standing sculpture which will be located near the southeast corner of the Fire Station #5. The artwork will be visible from Laredo St. as well as from 11th. It is positioned between the public parking area and the public entrance to the building. The artwork should serve as a welcoming feature and as an element that helps to soften the building and integrate it into the residential neighborhood. As we near the 20th anniversary of 9/11, the artwork could reflect on the critical role of firefighters in ensuring the well-being of the communities that they serve, in a thoughtful manner that is appropriate to the neighborhood context of this fire station. Open only to artists who are residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona.