Metro Arts Invites Area Artists To Submit Designs For Public Art Bike Racks
Deadline EXTENDED: November 18
Any professional artist who lives within 200 miles of Nashville can submit up to three designs for artistic bicycle racks inspired by Nashville's history, culture or natural features. Approximately five different designs will be selected for fabrication and each winning design will earn the artist $2500 to cover the artist's design, project-related travel and other necessary out-of-pocket expenses, along with consultation throughout fabrication and installation. Designs for new bicycle racks will be chosen on the basis of artistic merit, functionality, and durability. Five locations were chosen around downtown for the art, including Church Street and Capitol Blvd across from the Nashville Public Library, Farmers' Market East and West entrances, the Northeast corner of Demonbreun Street and Buddy Killen Circle, the Fulton Complex (formerly Howard School) on 2nd Avenue, and Commerce Street between 4th and 5th Avenues.
Once designs are selected, a fabricator will be commissioned to build selected designs in consultation with selected artists and project partners. Artists may submit and be selected for both the design and fabrication stages.
Artists wishing to submit designs may visit the Metro Arts website at http://www.artsnashville.org/ and click on Public Art Projects for additional information.