The City of Asheville is building a new, environmentally conscious (LEED certified) Public Safety Station just north of downtown at 316 Broadway Street in the 5 Points neighborhood, near UNC-Asheville. A Call for Artists has been issued to find an artist or artist team for a public art project at the new building. Opportunities for art at this site include, but are not limited to, sculpture, mosaic, dimensional brick work, artistic stonework, environmental art, up-cycled art, painting, and more.
The City is looking for innovative artists to add new public artwork to the City’s portfolio of amazing art around town. The Call is open to artists and designers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Minority artists are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Broadway Public Safety Station will be home to Fire Station #13, a police substation and an Emergency Operations Center. Art at the building should explore the essence of the City’s Public Safety ethos: community first, service and support. The City also desires works that are accessible, interactive, inclusive, and that create a sense of place for the community.
The budget for this project, all inclusive, is up to $84,000.
Submissions are due by March 28, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Instructions and requirements can be found on the City of Asheville website at ashevillenc.gov/bids