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New public art opportunity at Glendale Park

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The Salt Lake City Arts Council and Parks and Public Lands are pleased to announce an opportunity for artists or artist-led teams to submit qualifications for the Glendale Park Public Art Project.

The 7.2-acre park located at 1375 W. 1700 South is a central community location for residents from the Glendale, Poplar Grove, and Rose Park neighborhoods, and is also accessible from the regional trail on the Jordan River.

In the fall of 2018, Salt Lake City Council approved funding for the final phase of park improvements that includes a small multi-use field, looped walking path, pavilion, and playground. The improvements will create a space for recreational and social events in this neighborhood. Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands has contracted with a landscape architecture consultant to develop design drawings for the improvements, with a scheduled implement and completion by the summer of 2020.

The selected artist will work closely with the landscape architecture consultant to integrate his/her/their work into the plans and site. The final artwork should encourage an element of interactivity, be reflective of Glendale and contribute to community identity and pride, and consider incorporating an element of surprise.

This opportunity is open to all professional artists and/or artist-led teams based in the United States. Yet, artists residing in Salt Lake City are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit qualifications is May 9. And the total project budget is $188,500.

For more info and to apply, please visit http://saltlakepublicart.org/for-artists/calls-for-artists/. Plus, submissions are accepted via the website www.callforentry.org no later than 11:59 p.m. MDT on May 9, 2019.

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