The best part? They're willing to fork over $30,000 to pay for time and materials.
The project is being funded by the East West Gateway Council of Government's Great Streets Initiative.
The art will be embedded in on five blocks worth of sidewalks between Arsenal Street on the north and Utah Street on the south.
Via the RFQ:
The selected artist team may include, but is not limited to, visual artists, graphic designers, writers, and poets.Dotage St. Louis already has a few ideas inspired by artsy sidewalks elsewhere around the globe. Check this out:
Prior public art experience is helpful, but not required. The artwork will need to fit into discrete sections of the reconstructed sidewalk. The size, location and dimensions of these sections can be determined by the artist, and will need to be coordinated and finalized prior to construction. The artist will be responsible for the final design, fabrication and installation of the artwork into these discrete sections. Final design specifications will be reviewed by members of the project design team and/or City officials.
The new sidewalks will be constructed with pervious concrete. The artwork inserts can be a non-pervious material, but must be durable and approved by the project team. Possible materials may include colored and/or textured concrete, lithocrete, lithomosaic, mosaic, stone, brick, metal, terrazzo or other materials. The inserts could include imagery, text, poetry and/or designs that reflect life on South Grand.
click here for .pdf) before submitting an application.
Or you can contact [email protected] or (314) 664-5902 with questions.
Statement of Qualifications must be delivered by April 9 to:
Room 301 City Hall
1200 Market Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103