Thursday, January 26, 2012

Request for Qualifications: Public Art for Wake Forest

Public Art for Wake Forest’s Historic Downtown District

BUDGET: $37,000
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 1, 2012, at 5:00PM EST (This is not a postmark deadline!)
PROJECT: Sculptural Seating in Historic Downtown Business District

The Town of Wake Forest Public Art Commission (PAC) seeks an artist or artist team to create two or more site-specific artworks that offer compelling, contextually sensitive outdoor seating to visitors to our historic downtown business district. The artworks will be located in two prominent outdoor spaces on the recently redesigned streetscape of historic White Street, the heart of Wake Forest, so the commissioned artist must design and produce sculptural seating for two discrete sites. Because of these public artworks’ highly visible locations and importance to the Wake Forest PAC, this project should strive to capture the unique character of Wake Forest and White Street while also providing a practical space for visitors of all ages to sit comfortably and enjoy our beautiful downtown area. The commissioned artist will be expected to collaborate with Town engineers and the design team responsible for implementing the Streetscape II Project, which includes the two sites for artful seating.

For questions, and to submit, please contact: Vivian Jones, Mayor, Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest NC 27587, phone 919 435-9431, email


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