RFP: Public Art for Colts Neck Road Underpass

  • Commissioning Entity: Public Art Reston, Atlantic Realty Companies, Reston Association
  • Budget: $110000
  • Open Date: 2018-10-02
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 2018-10-26

Brief Description

The community that lives and works in the Hunters Woods Neighborhood area is very diverse, both economically and culturally. Currently many residents avoid the underpass due to problems with safety and the walls of the underpass are regularly subject to tagging and graffiti. The process and the outcome envisioned for this project are to give a sense of ownership and safety to the community and to the current and future users of the underpass. The artist or artist team will be asked to address the spirit of the Hunters Woods Neighborhood; respond to the cultural diversity of the community; and develop an artwork that identifies the underpass as a civic facility within the fabric of the surrounding neighborhood. Through workshops with students, the artist will introduce creative skills, thereby providing them with tools to articulate their ideas and observations and the confidence to transform their physical environment.