The City of Loveland seeks an Artist/Artist Team to design, fabricate and install public artwork for the Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park located in the Big Thompson Canyon in Loveland. The park has been closed since September 2013, when a devastating flood scoured away many of the park’s major elements. This park will reopen to the public in September 28, 2018 after 2pm. Reconstruction has focused on making the park more resilient to future floods, which has dramatically changed the park’s character from a manicured, urban park with irrigated turf to a foothills mountain park with non-irrigated native grasses. The intention of this public art project is to create a feature that honors the 50+ memorials that were previously on-site but washed away by the flood. The City is open to an artistic interpretation of a memorial and is not expecting the artwork to call out a list of names per se, or provide the opportunity to accumulate additional names over time.
- Contact Name: Suzanne Janssen
- Contact Email: [email protected]
- Contact Phone: (970) 962-2495