The City of Elmhurst aims to build on its cultural assets with a sculptural work for a new city park. The recently formed Public Arts Commission seeks proposals from emerging and established Midwest artists for an outdoor sculpture.
With vibrant, tree-lined streets and convenient central location in the Chicagoland area, Elmhurst is a visual arts destination in the western suburbs. It is home to Elmhurst College’s internationally celebrated Chicago Imagist art collection, and the arts complex of Elmhurst Art Museum, which hosts rotating contemporary exhibitions and a singlefamily home designed by Mies van der Rohe. The juried arts festival Art in Wilder Park
welcomes thousands each year. These cultural organizations are among many resources that enrich the friendly family-driven community.
Elmhurst is a western suburb of Chicago located mostly in DuPage County. As of the 2017 census, the city has a population of 46,662.
The City of Elmhurst’s Public Arts Commission seeks to improve the business environment and overall aesthetic appeal of our community through the thoughtful promotion, procurement, and placement of public art.
Call for artwork: Midwest artists are encouraged to submit proposals for a permanent outdoor sculpture that would visually enhance the public spaces of Elmhurst and expand its cultural offerings.
The anticipated schedule represents the Elmhurst Public Arts Commission’s best estimate of the schedule that will be followed in selecting artwork.
• Deadline for Receipt of Requests for Proposals: August 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CST
• Commission and City review, site visits and interviews with candidates: August – October 2019
• Commission Selection Completed and Finalist Notified: November 15, 2019
• Installation Period: Starts early Spring 2020, depending on weather, ambition of selected work, and flexibility
Click here for application details.
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