Call to artists issued for Edmonds Civic Park public art

Possible locations from Civic Park artwork.

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is seeking an artist or artist-led team to design, fabricate and install artwork for the 6th Avenue North entry plaza to the new Edmonds Civic Park.

Two possible locations have been identified and the selected artist/artist team will be expected to prioritize one location for a welcoming, signature artwork. The artwork budget is $90,000 and professional artists residing in the Pacific Northwest region — including Washington, Oregon, California or British Columbia — are eligible to apply. Application deadline is March 17, 2020. An on-line application through Submittable is required at cityofedmondsartscommission.submittable.com/submit 

Civic Park is an eight-acre park in the heart of downtown Edmonds that straddles the boundary between residences, civic amenities and the downtown commercial district. It is located within the recently designated State Certified Edmonds Creative District. The site is a former school district track and field that has been used for community recreation for over 50 years. Recently acquired by the city, an extensive public master planning process was implemented to design an aesthetic and more inclusive downtown park.

From the call to artists: “The planned development of Civic Park in 2020-21 embraces this downtown park’s potential to contribute to a sense of community identity and civic pride while promoting active, healthy lifestyles, energizing the local economy, and bolstering the city’s growing reputation as a destination on Puget Sound. The artwork will serve as a welcoming feature to this primary entry point to the park.”

Visit the link or contact City of Edmonds Arts & Culture Manager Frances Chapin at frances.chapin@edmondswa.gov for more details. General information on Civic Park development is available at www.edmondswa.gov/parks-recreation-departments/civic-center-master-plan.html.

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