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Spokane Public Library – Public Art Projects

  • Deadline:
  • Budget: $75,000 - $125,000
  • Eligibility: All three calls for artists are open for individual artists or artist teams

Spokane Arts is hosting open calls for several public art projects to be installed in conjunction with current Spokane Public Library projects, including a large overhead indoor art project for the Downtown Library, and outdoor art projects at the Shadle Public Library and the Liberty Park Public Library.

Downtown Branch Overhead Indoor Art Project, Spokane Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Avenue, Spokane, WA This will be a signature piece for the library. The artwork will hang in the multi-floor stair well. The piece must have 70% openness/perforation, due to fire sprinkler codes, so that water can pass through. This artwork should be accessible and welcoming to the public and create an inviting destination for citizens, neighbors, visitors and users of the Spokane Public Library. The artist is responsible for the design, fabrication and installation of the art work within the given project budget. The artist will be asked to develop a design proposal with a detailed budget which will not exceed $125,000 including all applicable expenses including sales tax, insurance, engineering, fabrication and installation.

Shadle Branch Outdoor Public Art Project, Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley, Spokane, WA. The artwork will be outside in the plaza at the entrance to the library. The artwork could be a traditional above-ground, non-interactive sculpture, art work embedded into the plaza, interactive sculpture, a series of smaller works, playful sculptural outdoor furniture, or other outdoor appropriate public art work. This artwork should be accessible and welcoming to the public and create an inviting destination for citizens, neighbors, visitors and users of the Spokane Public Library. A successful project will be made of durable materials suited to an active urban library and an outdoor setting. The artist is responsible for the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork within the given project budget. The artist will be asked to develop a design proposal with a detailed budget which will not exceed $75,000 including all applicable expenses including sales tax, insurance, engineering, fabrication, and installation.

Liberty Park Branch Outdoor Art Project, Future Liberty Park Library, 4th Avenue & S. Pittsburg Street, Spokane, WA. The design theme for the architecture of this branch is to make patrons feel like they are “reading a book in the trees.” The artwork will be exterior and in an active urban park environment adjacent to the library in Liberty Park.  This artwork could be playful and/or interactive and should appeal to families and young children. The goal of placing interactive artwork in this location is to create a friendly, activated pedestrian experience for both visitors to the Library and Liberty Park. The artist is responsible for the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork within the given project budget. The artist will be asked to develop a design proposal with a detailed budget which will not exceed $75,000 including all applicable expenses including sales tax, insurance, engineering, fabrication and installation.

More Information: spokanearts.org