City seeks artist to incorporate artwork into new operations facility on Nevada Street

Proposals due July 16 for this One Percent for the Arts project

May 04, 2021 - by Shannon Taysi, Planning and Community Development

The City of Bellingham has issued a Request for Proposals for artwork to be installed at 2200 Nevada Street, the future location of the City’s operations center vehicle barn.

When installed, the artwork being solicited will be visible to those using the bike and pedestrian pathway on Nevada Street and provide a welcomed enhancement to this primarily industrial area. The artwork will span the entire 38-foot length of the Virginia Street side of the new building.

The project is funded through the City’s One Percent for the Arts program, which dedicates one percent of large capital project budgets for the incorporation of artwork. For this project, $50,000 is budgeted for the design, fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and other costs. Construction begins this summer on the facilities where the artwork will be installed.

“Having a strong art feature along this length of wall will be a wonderful enhancement to the neighborhood and provide an unexpected surprise to those that approach it along the bike path,” said Amy Chaloupka, chair of the Bellingham Arts Commission, which oversees the project.

Interested artists or artist teams must respond to the Request for Proposals no later than Noon, July 16, 2021 to be considered for the project.

For more information or to apply visit the public art page of the City’s website.

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