The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its Wastewater Treatment Plant to create public art to bring forward and support the important functions of the facility and highlight the city’s natural environment and relationship with its precious resources.
The Coeur d’Alene area is one of the fastest growing regions in the Northwest. The new Wastewater Treatment Plant is designed to handle the current and projected growth while protecting the natural environment and public health of the region. The Coeur d’Alene Wastewater Treatment Plant public art should be integrated and made to feel seamless within the overall project, visually enhance areas of the Wastewater Treatment Plant that are within public view/access, create unique, thoughtful and context sensitive public art, educate visitors through interpretive opportunities, and provide cost efficiency through durability and low maintenance.
Public art can be a change agent for the community. It creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity. It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, it’s accessible to everyone.
Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at http://www.cdaid.org/. Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., August 31, 2011. Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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