Thursday, March 28, 2013

CdA Arts Commission seeks Artists for McEuen Park Entry Arch


The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for the McEuen Park Entry Arch. The renewed and revitalized McEuen Park has been a project long in the making for the community of Coeur d’Alene. This prime location in the heart of downtown has evolved greatly over the years, and is currently being developed into a destination park, with compelling and memorable features that are designed to serve the greatest number of uses for the greatest number of people, of all ages and abilities, throughout all seasons. The new park will also support regional events and was designed in recognition of the legacy of the McEuen Park area.

The arch will be over the main pedestrian entrance to McEuen Park. The goal for the Entry Arch is to significantly beautify the entrance to the revitalized park. It is meant to be the artistic embodiment of the welcome each resident and visitor should feel upon entering the park. As the gateway between downtown Coeur d’Alene and the park and lakefront, the Arch will be the first impression many visitors see of the park area.

There is no theme to this Call to Artists, allowing for open interpretation and creativity to make a lasting impression on residents and visitors.

Public art can be a change agent for the community. It creates and establishes neighborhood and community identity and also enhances the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most important, it’s accessible to everyone.

Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or online at www.cdaid.org. Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., May 24, 2013. To ensure fairness, no extensions or waivers of deadlines will be granted. Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Steve Anthony, Arts Commission Liaison, at stevea@cdaid.org.

To view the Call to Artists, please click on the following link:

http://www.cdaid.org/mod/userpage/images/McEuenArch.pdf