CITY OF LAKEWOOD 50TH ANNIVERSARY PUBLIC ART PROJECT
The City of Lakewood and the Heritage, Culture and the Arts Division are pleased to announce a request for proposals (RFP) for a new permanent public art project, which incorporates community engagement or interactivity, as the landmark commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Lakewood, CO. The project, a large scale public artwork which integrates community engagement/interactivity and an existing historical landmark within Addenbrook Park at the corner of Garrison and W Center Avenue in Lakewood, will stand as a permanent celebration of the citizens and history of Lakewood, Colorado. We are seeking an innovative artwork that will reflect the diverse citizens of our City, honor our history and inspire us to look toward the future.
Enter by 11:59 p.m. MST on August 29, 2018
- The site identified for this public artwork, Addenbrook Park, includes an existing structure (see visuals in the RFP) that will remain in place. This stone fireplace stands in honor of the founding members of the Lakewood community. The Addenbrook family collected the stones, which are included in the fireplace, from locations around the world, bringing them home to live in Lakewood. We ask that the new artwork be inspired by the sense of inclusion and place metaphorically exemplified by the Addenbrook fireplace. The new artwork should either incorporate the existing structure, pay homage to or honor it in some way.
- The 50th anniversary project should exemplify strong, imaginative design and content, should provide the community with a visually striking place to gather in celebration and encourage our citizens to see themselves as a part of an inclusive and dynamic city.
- The artwork may not be positioned too near the intersection as to cause vision obstruction for vehicle traffic. The view of the sculpture must be dynamic from 360 degrees, both up close and from a distance. There are no height restrictions contingent upon sound structural engineering. Due to its high visibility and easy public access, the sculpture must be fabricated with no dangerous edges or protrusions, be inaccessible for climbing (though we STRONGLY encourage significant interactivity within the artwork) and have a coating or be made of a material that protects it from graffiti vandalism. All media and materials will be considered and must be durable and suitable for Colorado’s variable climate (including intense sun, wind, hail and snow.)
- The artist will need to work closely with the Public Art Committee and City of Lakewood staff members to further conceptualize the project, including determining preparation of the site, i.e. structural, city codes, etc., permitted placement within the site, electrical, and the method in which the work will be installed.
To learn more, download the RFP.