The City of Bellingham is excited to announce an opportunity for artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install artwork at the North End Regional Pond (NERP) along Mahogany Avenue in Bellingham, WA. The North End Regional Pond (NERP) is a large stormwater facility located adjacent to Mahogany Avenue north of Costco in the Meridian Neighborhood.
The surrounding area will be undergoing substantial residential development over the next several years; the NERP and adjacent trail provide a serene respite and pedestrian connection from the commercial area to the neighborhoods to the north. Mahogany Avenue, currently under construction, will become a busy east-west connection from Pacific Highway to Northwest Avenue.
The project is funded through the City’s One Percent for the Arts program, a program which dedicates one percent of large capital project budgets for the incorporation of artwork. $60,000 is budgeted for the design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and other project costs.
The inclusion of artwork in public places reinforces the City’s status as a regional arts destination, increases quality of life and attracts tourism and visitors to the area. The primary goal of this project is to create a visual interest along Mahogany Avenue and the pedestrian trail adjacent to the North End Regional Pond (NERP).
The City is requesting interested parties respond to a Request for Qualifications no later than November 2, 2018 at Noon to be considered for this project.
For questions please contact Shannon Taysi at firstname.lastname@example.org.