RFQ: Martin Luther King & Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd. Gateway Public Artwork

  • Commissioning Entity: Fort Myers Public Art Committee
  • Budget: $100000
  • Open Date: 10/10/2021
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 10/28/2021

Brief Description

In collaboration with the City of Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency and the Lee County Black History Society, the Fort Myers Public Art Committee is requesting artists to submit qualifications for a public art project at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Veronica S. Shoemaker Boulevards. The intersection is a critical gateway connecting the historic Dunbar Community1 (once referred to as Safety Hill2) to downtown Fort Myers. The intersection bears the names of a local historical figure, Veronica S. Shoemaker, and universal luminary, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For many members of our community, this intersection is “too important to be left to the vagaries of generic roadside strip development. This intersection deserves a prominent cultural landmark.”The site for the artwork is an open, grassy area located to the south of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

  • Contact Name: Thomas Hall
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (239) 691-2292