Friday, April 26, 2013

CdA Arts Commission Seeks Artists for McEuen Park Third Street Entrance

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for the McEuen Park Third Street Entrance. 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 Call to Artists is for art that will be located at the Third Street entrance of McEuen Park. The goal for the piece is to significantly beautify one of the primary entrances of the revitalized McEuen Park. It is meant to be a piece of public art visually enjoyed by visitors to the park, as well as a feature of the park that can be seen by passersby. Located at a busy thoroughfare of the park and neighboring street, the area around the art will receive a lot of vehicle and foot traffic as visitors enter and exit the park.

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., June 21, 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/McEuenThirdStreet.pdf