The city is looking for an artist to make Maritime Heritage Park pop with a “3-D” sidewalk mural.
The Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a memorable design that reflects the essence of the community and can be used to market the park, located at 500 W. Holly St. It is requesting 2-D or 3-D proposals to be installed at the park’s circular amphitheater, but is also open to other suggestions.
Artists are invited to submit proposals by 5 p.m. June 15 to the department.
The plan is to have a fast turnaround, with a performance installation of the mural some time between July and September this year, said Amanda Grove, recreation coordinator.
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“We’re hoping folks could come watch this artist install the mural in the park,” Grove said. “I’m pretty excited about the potential to make that park more appealing for a broader group of our public.”
The city has set aside $15,000 to $18,000 for the project in capital improvement money designated for parks, Grove said.
Detailed information about how to submit a proposal can be found at cob.org/documents/parks/recreation/2015-mhp-mural-call-for-art.pdf.
The mural would be temporary, likely remaining for one to two years.
“We’re looking at this being a temporary installation,” Grove said. “We are in the early stages of working to revitalize this park, and I think there’s going to be some fluidity in the process.”
Questions? Ask for Amanda Grove at 360-778-7000.