FYI: Public Art Commission Soliciting Proposal for Public Art at New Central Library

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by Camel City Dispatch

The following was provided For Your Information by the City of Winston-Salem

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission has issued a call to artists to submit proposals for a permanent public art feature at the new Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem.

The art will be located in the library’s new reading garden and will be unveiled in late spring 2017 when the new library opens to the public. It will serve as a focal point of the library and will be visible to library patrons, passing pedestrians and motorists. The art should celebrate and enhance the positive impact the library has on the community.

Because the library is currently under construction, there is some flexibility in the site design where the art will be placed, especially with regard to lighting. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals that use more than just the center of the reading garden. The project should stretch community expectations of municipal public art.

A budget of $60,000 has been set for the project. This amount must cover all associated costs, including but not limited to, design, fabrication, materials, labor, transportation, insurance and installation.

Proposals must be delivered by 5 p.m. Dec. 9 to Mr. Kelly Bennett, City-County Planning, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102. Submissions may be emailed as a .zip file (10mb max) to kellyb[AT]

Complete guidelines for submissions, including information on how to obtain elevations and site plans for the new library, can be found HERE or by visiting the City’s Planning Site HERE.


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