10 Oct 2017

Public Art RFP Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project

City of ShorelineSeattle, Washington, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 31, 2018 – The City of Shoreline seeks an artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install a dynamic, site-specific artwork with the primary goal of serving as a landmark for the center of this young and growing city directly to the north of Seattle. Placement will occur on an approximately 1-acre triangular-shaped project area located along the city’s main arterial, Aurora Avenue (aka SR 99), between North 175th Street and North 178th Street, and Aurora Ave North and Midvale Ave North.

Currently, the site is flat, with a few small trees and a preserved section of historic brick road, a relic of the Interurban trolley line. The site is frequently used by trail riders, dog-walkers, families, and numerous others, with many thousands driving by in cars at maximum speeds of 40 mph. As a work of public art located along a transportation corridor, it should not create a distraction for drivers.

Proposals that include solar panels, sound, kinetic, or interactive elements, projections, water features, time-based components, landscaping / earthworks, or light elements are especially welcome as a reflection of the city’s environmental ethic.

Professional artists and or artists’ teams residing in the United States with public art project experience that matches the scope of the project, who have successfully managed and completed at least one publicly-funded commission on schedule and on budget. (Selection Panel members not eligible to apply.)

$140,000, inclusive of design, fabrication, installation, travel, and WA sales tax


Artistic vision for Shoreline’s project reflecting understanding of city’s history, environmental ethic, cultural diversity, and interest in defining place through public art

Sample of previous work with similar scope, site specificity, and

  • Artist availability (upon finalist selection) to schedule project quickly, begin work promptly, and complete fabrication and installation by target date of Spring 2019
  • Demonstrated and relevant experience with outdoor projects of similar scope and budget


  • January 31: Deadline to apply
  • February 2018: Review of applications
  • February – March: Finalist interviews (first round)
  • March – April: Finalist proposals (second round)
  • May: Contract awarded; design review
  • June: Refining proposal with artist
  • July – September: Fabrication, site preparation
  • October – November: Installation
  • December – February 2019: Project completion; public reception

We welcome the opportunity to answer questions by phone at 206-801-2661 or by email at artentry@shorelinewa.gov.

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Public Art RFP. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee and Purchase.

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