RFQ: Ridgedale Library

  • Commissioning Entity: Hennepin County Library and Forecast Public Art to
  • Budget: $30000
  • Open Date: 2017-10-04
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in state of installation
  • Close Date: 2017-10-25

Brief Description

The new Ridgedale Library will feature an original art project created by an artist or artist-led team. The site for the art is a spacious lounge area located near a set of large, east-facing picture windows that look out onto a forested wetland area. In addition to the floor-to-ceiling columns, nearly 25 feet tall, there are rounded steel beams adjacent to the window soffits that offer surface areas or potential support for the artwork. The following mediums will be considered: paint, tile, glass, metals, wood, lightweight relief, lightweight suspended art, etc. The art should be designed to enliven the library and create a welcoming enhancement to the lounge area that celebrates nature; augments, frames or enhances the view; and takes advantage of the abundant natural light in the space.