Downtown Springfield is adding more art to its public art scene.

The City of Springfield is encouraging individual artists or teams of artists to submit designs for the creation of two crosswalk art installations to be located in Downtown Springfield. The crosswalk art will be across 4th and 5th streets, adjacent to Main Street.

Artists are encouraged to submit multiple pieces, with each piece being treated separately. Those with ties to Springfield are encouraged to participate. Submissions are due by 2 p.m., Friday, September 6.

Artists must submit preliminary design work, references, and resume including completed art installations. Completed installations need not be of the same project type but rather should aim to represent creative and technical ability for completing public art design.

A selection panel made of community members and City staff will review all complete submissions and choose a small pool of applicants to move forward in the selection process. Only those artists chosen to move forward to refine their work will be compensated.

Proposals must be received by 2 p.m., Friday, September 6 by mail or hand delivery addressed to:

 

City of Springfield

City Manager’s Office

Attn: Vahana Keene

225 5th Street

Springfield, OR 97477

 

Submissions must be received by the time specified at the address listed above. Any submission received after the deadline will not be considered. Faxed or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

What:  Downtown Springfield Decorative Crosswalk Call to Artists

When:  2 p.m., Friday, September 6 is the deadline to submit

Where:  Detailed information can be found at http://bit.ly/SpfldCrosswalkArt

Additional Information: Contact Vahana Keene, 541.726.3671 or vkeene@springfield-or.gov

 

Downtown Springfield Public Art

Downtown Springfield’s prolific mural art promotes a sense of community pride and provides a unique source of attraction for visitors. This decorative crosswalk project expands the City’s vision of downtown art by transforming existing transportation infrastructure into interactive art pieces. It is also part of the City Council’s goal to promote and enhance Springfield’s hometown feel while focusing on livability and environmental quality.