The City of West Sacramento is seeking applications from regional artists to create a major project in the City’s Bridge District along the Sacramento River.
The Bridge District is a 188 acre smart growth development which includes the mile long river walk that connects Sacramento’s iconic Tower Bridge to the Pioneer Bridge.
“Public art in the riverfront district will not only create a visual impact and a sense of place, but add to the cultural heritage of West Sacramento,” said City of West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. “We are excited to invite local artists to submit their proposals for pieces that will enhance both West Sacramento’s riverfront and the local cultural economy.”
Artists are invited to apply by June 22, 2015. Applications will be evaluated by an artist selection and design review panel comprised of arts professionals, City of West Sacramento Arts, Culture, and Historic Preservation Commissioners and property owners in the Bridge District and City of West Sacramento. In the first phase of the selection process, applications will be judged based upon the overall quality and merit of the artist’s past works and experience. The panel will screen the applications and select 3 or more finalists who will be paid an honorarium of $3,000 to submit conceptual design proposals.
Funding for the project is possible through a Housing Related Parks Grant the City received last year to improve existing parks in West Sacramento. The $500,000 art budget includes all costs related to the design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork.
Applicants can access the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and or receive more information about the project by going to: www.cityofwestsacramento.org/business/rfqs.asp