Call for Artists: NE 8th Street Trail Crossing

Rendering courtesy of Parametrix.

4Culture and King County Parks Division seek an artist to become part of the design team on the NE 8th Street Trail Crossing. The crossing will be a steel truss bridge where it crosses over NE 8th Street in Bellevue, WA. The bridge will provide a grade separated crossing over this busy roadway for trail users, and for those seeking to access Sound Transit’s Wilburton light rail station. Other elements of the crossing include a stair and elevator with plaza on the south side of the crossing; and a “mixing zone” on the north side of the crossing where the trail is crossed by a pedestrian path, with both trail and adjoining path providing direct access to the light rail station. This artwork opportunity is primarily focused on integration of artwork with the design of the steel truss bridge, but may include opportunities to incorporate art into the other features on both sides of the crossing. This project is open to professional artists nationally who reside in the United States and who have a background in design team projects and integrated art. The full guidelines for this call are available here.

Deadline: 4:00 pm PST, Monday, January 30, 2017. For those familiar with 4Culture Public Art calls, please note the earlier deadline time.