The Greensboro Downtown Greenway Freedom Cornerstone

  • Commissioning Entity: Greensboro Downtown Greenway
  • Budget: $350000
  • Open Date: 2019-07-17
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in country of installation
  • Close Date: 2019-08-21

Brief Description

Greensboro Downtown Greenway seeks submissions of interest and qualifications from professional Artists residing in the United States.The Selected Artist will lead their own team to design, fabricate and install the Freedom Cornerstone, the last of four major public art cornerstones for the Downtown Greenway in Greensboro, NC. The theme of “Freedom” was inspired by the City’s role in the Civil Rights Movement, especially the non-violent protests of the pivotal 1960 Greensboro lunch-counter sit-ins that served as a catalyst to the larger movement. The selected artist will be asked to explore this history in depth as they conceive of a vision for the artwork. Preference will be given to artists who have experience telling stories of African American history and culture through their public art. In addition to the artwork, the Artist will be asked to collaborate on and oversee the design and installation of the surrounding site.

  • Contact Name: Barbara Peck
  • Contact Email: [email protected]
  • Contact Phone: (336) 255-1360