Call Type: Public Art
Entry Deadline: 10/31/16
The City of Sarasota, Florida is sponsoring an outdoor landmark sculpture for placement within a future roadway roundabout at the intersection of N. Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue in a downtown location. This project is related to a new public art initiative that is focused on acquiring public works of art that will be permanently displayed in numerous roundabouts that will be constructed during the next decade. The City intends to construct approximately 16 new roundabouts by 2025 which will incorporate public artwork in the center islands. These projects have many stakeholders including: the City Commission, the Public Art Committee, the Neighborhood and Development Services Department and other interested community organizations and individuals. There is no central theme for the overall collection of sculpture in these future roundabouts. This Call to Artists is only for the roundabout to be located at N. Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue; additional Calls to Artists will be issued for other roundabouts in the future as needed.
This competititon will be judged based on a written description of your proposed artwork for this project and illustrations of the proposed artwork which are to be submitted in your response to this Call.