Call For Artists // Tunnel Murals: Old Town Transit Center
Park City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is currently requesting proposals for public art for a pedestrian and bicycle tunnel known as the Old Town Transit Center connector. Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 10.
“This is one of the final tunnels in City limits to be commissioned for public art,” states Jenny Diersen, PCMC Economic Development and Special Events Program Manager and staff to the Public Art Advisory Board. “We are excited to see what artists propose for the space, and to see this tunnel completed as it provides connectivity between Poison Creek Trail, Deer Valley Drive and the Old Town Transit Center.”
Pedestrian and bicycle tunnels in Park City present a unique opportunity for public art that reflects and activates the community, and enhances the City Council’s goals for alternative transportation, walkability, and community vibrancy. PCMC is seeking proposals from an artist or artist teams to create site specific artwork for the tunnel that embodies the themes of community and connectivity, and that enhances the user’s experience of this space. Experience in creating large scale installations for public space is desired but not required. The budget for the project is ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00). The Request for Proposals posting can be found on the City’s website under Current RFP’s and Bids.
PCMC staff requests that applicants read the RFP carefully, including insurance requirements, to ensure they are able to comply with requirements prior to submitting a proposal.
“Art in public spaces connects us to our history, present culture and future, and allows for various perspectives on our built and shared environment,” says Diersen; “It reflects Park City’s unique community, and is an asset for the local community and visitors alike to enjoy.” More information about Park City’ Public Art Program and Board can be found here.