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Bicycle Rack Artwork Project (Santa Ana, CA) – Call For Artists

Bicycle Rack Artwork Project (Santa Ana, CA) – Call For Artists

Arts Orange County announces a call for artists for a bicycle rack artwork project at the Santa Ana Veterans Village (SAVV). SAVV is a Permanent Supportive Housing development designed to provide critical shelter and services to homeless veterans navigating the transition off the streets. SAVV is now under construction by not-for-profit developer Jamboree Housing Corporation, and will open in Spring 2020.

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Deadline: 15 Jul 2019

Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit their qualifications, design concepts or existing artworks for consideration. No application fees required.

Santa Ana Veterans Village desires to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and healing environment for its residents and visitors. Some of whom have experienced severe war-time trauma and its after-effects. Therefore, Arts Orange County is seeking artwork that is uplifting in spirit, does not employ military imagery, or have the potential to be disturbing or to trigger distress.

Bicycle Rack Artwork Project Artist Benefits

For the Bicycle Rack Artwork Project, fee is to be no greater than $15,000. The fee is to include design, review by a structural engineer, fabrication, delivery to site, preparation of a maintenance plan, and cost of artist’s travel to site to oversee its installation by Jamboree’s contracted professional art installation subcontractor. Final installed work becomes the property of Santa Ana Village LP. Artist’s work will have a permanent home making a contribution to an environment with a specific and urgent social good at its heart.

Artist Equity

As a non-profit arts agency, Arts Orange County sees the empowerment and enrichment of diverse voices and underprivileged communities as a key mission of the arts. The annual Imagination Celebration produces over forty low-cost educational artistic events for Orange County’s children, including the annual Dia del Nino weekend fair that spotlights the work of Latino artists and performers. The annual Orange County Arts Awards give support and a spotlight to arts leaders and visionaries emerging from our diverse communities.

The healthy re-integration of military veterans into civilian society is an urgent mission that impacts public health, housing, and reflects our civic values. Art can be a benefit for any population sector in need.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner. They have facilitated previously the public art selection process for the City of Newport Beach’s Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition and prepared Arts and Culture Master Plans for multiple Orange County cities. Their commitment to the veteran community includes twice-annual productions of VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project. VOICES is a therapeutic workshop that helps real veterans turn the stories of their service into scripts which they deliver in public performances at Heroes Hall at the O.C. Fair and Event Center.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Iversen Center For Faith (St. Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

Iversen Center For Faith (St. Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

The University of St. Thomas invites artists’ proposals for new integrated artworks for the Iversen Center for Faith. Designed by Opus Design Build, this 23,000 square foot subterranean glass addition will create a contemporary touch to the Classical Revival architecture of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, designed by Emmanuel Masqueray in 1916. The expansion puts the original chapel on a lighted pedestal and adds expanded space and amenities to better serve the contemporary needs of the campus community. This space will centralize all campus ministry offices and serve as the spiritual heart of the campus. It will include a multi-faith meditation room, sacred arts gallery, multipurpose gathering room for receptions and events, new bride and groom facilities, and an outside amphitheater. The dedication for the Iversen Center for Faith is planned for fall 2020.

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Deadline: 8 Jul 2019 (Deadline extended)

Projects may be proposed by individual artists or collectives (in which case a lead artist must be identified in the application). Organizations, architectural and engineering firms, design firms, galleries, and public art consultants are not eligible. This call is open to all artists in the United States who are at least 18 years of age. Artists with in-depth knowledge of sacred/spiritual/religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Iversen Center For Faith Artist Benefits

The artist or selected collective will receive a one-time total fee of $15,000, payable in installments outlined in the written commission agreement for the project. The artwork will be on display to the campus community and the public. Strong community relationships are a priority for St. Thomas. Neighbors are as much a part of the campus as the students, staff, and faculty.

Every year St. Thomas holds an annual Sacred Arts Festival, addressing the unique relationships with the divine in an interfaith method. The selected artwork would have increased viewing during this week of events. Ideally, it will represent the diversity of the campus and not solely the Catholic mission on which the University was established.

About The University of St. Thomas

As Minnesota’s largest private university, with approximately 10,000 students from 50 states and 63 countries, St. Thomas has metropolitan campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rome. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework in the liberal arts. It has 60 graduate degree programs including engineering, business, and law.

The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic comprehensive urban university, is known nationally for academic excellence that prepares students for the complexities of the contemporary world. Through disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiry and deep intercultural understanding, they inspire students to lead, work, and serve with the skill and empathy vital to creating a better world.

For more information, contact arthistorygallery@stthomas.edu.

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Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project (Tualatin, OR) – Call For Artists

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project (Tualatin, OR) – Call For Artists

Tualatin Riverkeepers and the City of Tualatin seek artists to design and paint for the Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project n Tualatin, Oregon. The goal of these sidewalk mural(s) is to raise awareness of stormdrains as a connection to Tualatin River water quality.

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Deadline: 14 Jun 2019

This artwork will work as a bilingual educational tool to remind the public that stormdrains drain directly to the waterways we use in our everyday life as drinking water and for recreation. Stormdrains connect urban areas to creeks, streams, and the Tualatin River through a system of pipes, drains, and culverts. They are located along streets and next to sidewalks. They collect stormwater from the surrounding impervious surfaces and direct it to nearby waterways. Stormdrains often blend into the surrounding urban infrastructure and are often forgotten about. The goal of this project is to bring awareness of these important urban features and the role they play in water quality.

Designs should incorporate an environmental theme, colors, and include the text: Drains to Tualatin River in English and another language of artist’s choice. Designs can also include images, icons, and symbols unique to the City of Tualatin and/or the Pacific Northwest. Mural should be no more than 4′ by 6′.

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project Artist Requirements

  1. Submit a design proposal in PDF format.
  2. Attend and participate in at least two community events in Tualatin.
  3. Attend three meetings with Tualatin Riverkeepers and City of Tualatin staff. One prior to painting mural, one during painting of the mural, and a wrap-up meeting.

Stormdrain Sidewalk Mural Project artists will be notified by June 21st, 2019. Mural installation will take place in the summer of 2019. Selected artists will receive a commission of $750 USD after the completion of the mural. All materials will be supplied.

About Tualatin Riverkeepers

Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) is a community-based organization that protects and restores the Tualatin River watershed. They build watershed stewardship through engagement, advocacy, restoration, access, and education. At first glance, stormdrains and their unglamorous job of transporting stormwater runoff do not seem like catalysts for environmental activism. Yet, TRK has embraced stormdrains as canvasses to raise awareness about local water quality.  Tualatin Riverkeepers hopes these murals will strengthen the ties between communities living along the Tualatin River. This artwork serves as a multilingual educational tool to remind the public that stormdrains carry urban runoff (e.g. oil, lawn chemicals, trash, pollutants) directly to the waterways we use in everyday life for drinking and recreation.

For more information, contact ruby@tualatinriverkeepers.org.

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Art On The Atlanta BeltLine (Atlanta, GA) – Call For Artists

Art On The Atlanta BeltLine (Atlanta, GA) – Call For Artists

Atlanta BeltLine announces a call for artists for the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. They seek visual artists, performers, musicians, lecturers, and art historians to apply for the 2019 exhibition season. Historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the Atlanta BeltLine are good starting points to consider for potential proposal submissions. Projects should be well-researched, well-planned, and feasible.

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Deadline: 26 Apr 2019

Although not limited to the following examples, potential projects might include all or some of the following: temporary art, sculptural or visual installations; amenities for visitors such as benches, bike racks, and shade structures; gateway or entrance works; performance works including, but not limited to, street and travelling performers, parade, music, dance, theater, and performance art; utilization of fences or screening devices; loan of existing artwork such as sculptures or assemblages; murals; environmental works; school or class projects; historical or didactic works; projects that promote exploration of Atlanta BeltLine trails; and organizational collaborations.

Art On The Atlanta BeltLine Artist Benefits

The Atlanta BeltLine is the largest temporary public art exhibit in the South, with over 20,000 visitors each week spanning the seven miles of walkable trails. This is the tenth anniversary of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. With the opening of the Southside interim hiking trail, there will be 12 miles linear gallery space. Accepted works will be experienced by members of over 45 in-town neighborhoods with their diverse backgrounds and culture histories, as well as the myriad unique visitors to the Atlanta-based trails annually. All accepted works will be featured on Atlanta BeltLine social media, press releases, company website, and exhibition catalog.

About Altanta BeltLine

As one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs in the United States, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a more socially and economically resilient Atlanta with partner organizations and host communities through job creation, inclusive transportation systems, affordable housing, and public spaces for all. The innovative concept began as the master’s thesis project from a Georgia Institute of Technology student in 1999. In the last twenty years, it has grown to be an internationally recognized endeavor, garnering respect and accolades not only for its engineering and transportation ambitions, but also the richness of its community engagement and arts program.

For more information, contact mkyle@atlbeltline.org.

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2019 HBG Mural Fest (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

2019 HBG Mural Fest (Harrisburg, PA) – Call For Artists

Sprocket Mural Works, a city-wide mural project in Harrisburg, PA, seeks artists interested in producing an original piece of public art during their second mural festival. 2019 HBG Mural Fest is a focused surge of city beautification through the creation of 10 murals in 10 days. The mural festival will run in Harrisburg, PA, from August 30 – September 8, 2019. The first mural festival in 2017 was an incredible success. Sprocket Mural Works is looking for artists who are excited to be a part of the second effort and make their mark on the city landscape.

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Deadline: 25 Mar 2019

Prior pubic art experience is appreciated, but not required. Preference will be given to local and regional artists, although national and international artists may be selected. Artists will be notified of their acceptance the week of April 15. The murals will be produced during the 10-day period of August 30 – September 8. Artists must be able to produce a mural within that 10-day period. Starting prior to August 30 may be acceptable, but would need to be coordinated with Sprocket Mural Works in advance.

During the 2017 event, Sprocket added 18 public murals to the face of Harrisburg. In doing so, they created the initial framework of a walkable mural tour. In 2019, they aim to fill the gaps in this trail, ultimately making Harrisburg a mural-dense city.

2017 HBG Mural Fest By-The-Numbers:

  • 18 new individual pieces of public art were produced (the original plan was 10)
  • 16 artists contributed and were paid for their talents
  • 75+ neighbors painted artwork that beautified blighted homes at the Community Paint Day
  • 100+ tweed-clad cyclists saw the murals by bicycle during the Stylish Bike Tour
  • 2000+ party-goers joined us at the festival-closing block party
  • 10+ local photographers and videographers volunteered their time and skills to capture the entire festival
  • 35 local businesses sponsored the event and donated towards making the city a more beautiful place
  • 150 volunteers helped pull it all off

2019 HBG Mural Fest Artist Benefits

2019 HBG Mural Fest artists will make a permanent, public mark on Pennsylvania’s capital city that will be visible to residents and visitors for years to come. Chosen artists will receive a stipend for their participation and, if required, travel expenses will be covered. Mural materials will be supplied. Walls will be prepped prior to the artist’s arrival.

About Sproket Mural Works

Sprocket Mural Works is a citywide mural project that works with neighborhoods, artists, and organizations to create vibrant community murals across Harrisburg. Their mission is to increase community pride and civic engagement in Harrisburg through creative action.

Over the last 5 years, Sprocket has added more than 25 murals to the cityscape of Harrisburg plus a number of additional privately commissioned murals. They have overseen projects for painting utility boxes, planters, and person-sized ducks which, combined, gave more than 20 additional artists an opportunity to be featured around town.

Key Principles

  • Art uplifts the human spirit
  • Art should be accessible to all
  • Public art contributes to the health of communities
  • Collaboration can ignite a group of people
  • Collaboration can solidify a common goal
  • Art has an economic impact
  • Artists should be paid for their work

For more information, contact hello@sprocketmuralworks.com.

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Interactive Sculpture – Call For Artists

Interactive Sculpture – Call For Artists

The City of Ketchum, Idaho, invites professional artists, architects, or designers to apply for a new, long-term interactive sculpture for a site on the City’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The original artwork selected will be displayed on an outdoor pedestal beginning in late fall 2019. It will become a permanent part of the city’s art collection.

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Deadline: 25 Mar 2019

The selected artwork will enhance the city’s visual environment and provide viewers with an interactive experience that reflects the character of the Fourth Street Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans four blocks. It has been improved with wider sidewalks, benches, street trees, chess tables, bike racks, and rotating art installations. Anchored in the heart of Ketchum by Town Square, the pedestrian walkway now boasts increased outdoor dining options. It is home to many events during the summer and fall months.

Following review of the submissions, the Ketchum Arts Commission (KAC) will recommend three semifinalists to Ketchum City Council. Upon Council approval, each semifinalist will be asked to submit proposals for the design of an interactive sculpture that responds to the history or character of Ketchum. Each semifinalist will receive a stipend of $500 upon submission of its proposal.

After review of the three semifinalist proposals, one finalist will be selected and recommended by KAC to the Ketchum City Council for final approval. The finalist will receive a budget of $29,000, inclusive of artist fee, design, engineering, materials, fabrication, shipping and installation.

About The City Of Ketchum

The City of Ketchum is located in the Wood River Valley in south central Idaho. Founded in 1880 during the mining boom, Ketchum is now regarded as one of the most popular destinations for winter and summer visitors due to its world-class skiing, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, restaurants, shopping, and sophisticated arts and cultural offerings. In 2018, Ketchum was awarded designation by the International Dark-Sky Association as a Dark Sky Community and is included in the Nation’s first International Dark Sky Reserve, one of only 13 in the world. The city of Ketchum hosts the famous annual Wagon Days Parade, held on Labor Day weekend, and numerous other year-round attractions. Ketchum is home to more than 10,000 full- and part-time residents.

For more information, contact lenourato@ketchumidaho.org.

Previous call for artists from City of Ketchum

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Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 – Call For Artists

Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 – Call For Artists

The City of Mauldin and the Mauldin Cultural Council in Mauldin, SC invite all South Carolina based visual artists, working solo or as a team, to submit proposals for the Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019. The selected artist will create a work in any medium that reflects the specific theme “Youth: Passion for Change.” Experiential or participatory components are permitted. The outcome will include one complete art work made ready for public presentation for a minimum of ten (10) years at the Mauldin Cultural Center around the outdoor amphitheater.

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Deadline: 18 Mar 2019

The Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 artist must be a resident of the state of South Carolina during the duration of the project. Non-resident students enrolled in collegiate programs at South Carolina universities/colleges are not eligible.

For Artist Teams, all members must qualify under these residency guidelines. Artists must demonstrate experience in public art projects and have experience with creating public art works with lifespans of ten years or more. Artists working in any medium are welcome; however, the work must withstand seasonal change over ten years, public interaction, and be self-sufficient.

Mauldin Public Art Trail 2019 Artist Benefits

  • The maximum budget for the project is $15,000 – inclusive of all artist fees, materials, travel, and construction.
  • Artist will be honored with an unveiling ceremony and a ribbon cutting that is open to the public. Media and local officials are invited to this ceremony.
  • The artist and his/her piece will be shared with local media and via the City and Cultural Center’s social media accounts.
  • The work of the artist will visible on the Cultural Center’s website as long as the piece remains standing along the trail.
  • The artist will receive a plaque next to the installation detailing the artist’s statement and/or process.

About Mauldin Cultural Center

The Mauldin Cultural Center (MCC) was created to establish, develop, and promote a cultural system that celebrates the Mauldin community, leverages the arts for the economic benefit of the City and its citizens, and strives to give all citizens and visitors the ability to experience and participate in artistic and cultural activities in an effort to continually develop a more vibrant community.

The Mauldin Cultural Center is the product of community partners with the vision of developing a cultural center for the City of Mauldin. Originally Mauldin High School, and later Mauldin Elementary School, the building was constructed in 1937 as a WPA Project and has since seen a few minor updates as the schools grew. In 2003, the City of Mauldin began the process of purchasing the 14 acre property as the first step toward creating a City Center.

Currently, MCC hosts almost 30,000 people annually. They offer a wide-range of arts education classes, live concerts, theater performances, comedy, art exhibits, a public art trail, and community events.

For more information, contact kkitchings@mauldincitysc.com.

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Public Art – Call For Artists

Public Art – Call For Artists

The City of Elgin Cultural Arts Commission (ECAC) announces its’ third annual Call for Public Art. The ECAC is searching for two new pieces of public art as part of the “new works program” as outlined in the City’s Public Art Plan: one 2D piece and one 3D piece.

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Deadline: 4 Mar 2019

Available locations for the 2D work include the first floor of the Spring Street Parking Deck and the Highland Avenue bridge underpass along the riverwalk. Available locations for the 3D works include Newsome Park, Walton Island, or a pedestal on Riverside Drive. As part of the application, the artist must select a location from those available and propose their new public art piece specifically for that location. Artists must provide a completed application along with a narrative, design illustrations, budget, resume, work samples, references, and supporting materials (if applicable). The honorariums offered are $6,500 for each of the two new pieces of public art.

Applications are scored blindly by the ECAC based on the following criteria: artistic excellence, technical competence, narrative support, appropriate relationship to the function of the site, and long-term feasibility. City staff, to ensure installation feasibility, will evaluate the top three pieces scored. The ECAC will make a final determination based on the scores and recommendations by staff. Winners of the honorariums will be announced in late spring. After selection, production of the new works is expected to begin in early summer and be completed and installed in time for the annual Art Harvest event in late October.

Public Art Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of up to $6,500 for their work and the support of the City of Elgin for their project. Being that the artist can select the location from those listed on the application, it is up to the artist to determine how they wish their work to impact the community. Once installed, the work will be on display for a length of time set by the artist. It will be included in the city’s public art map and online database. The work will be officially unveiled at the annual Art Harvest event at the end of October. Art Harvest is a family-friendly event that encourages our community to visit the public art installations around the downtown area. It is attended by about 400 people each year.

About the City of Elgin

The City of Elgin tasked it’s Cultural Arts Commission with creating a public art plan in 2016. Part of that process was to determine the needs of the community and how best to fit those needs. Components of the plan include other projects such as utility box wrapping and neighborhood public art grants. Since the plan’s implementation in 2017, the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission has selected and installed five new pieces of public art. The community has been extremely vocal not only in support of the pieces that were selected, but also in support of public art and how it impacts their daily lives.

For more information, contact harris_a@cityofelgin.org.

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Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project – Call For Artists

Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project – Call For Artists

The Hillsborough Arts Council (HAC) and the Orange County Arts Commission (OCAC), in partnership with the Town of Hillsborough, are seeking an artist to design, fabricate, and install an exterior, permanent piece of public art for the gateway entrance to River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC – the Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project. This prominent sculptural element will incorporate and celebrate wood salvaged from the historic Calvin Street Tree that fell during Hurricane Florence.

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2019

Wood has been milled to be used for an artist-created Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project in River Park in Downtown Hillsborough, NC. This prominent sculptural element will be located close to Churton Street, the main artery through Downtown Hillsborough. The goal of the work is to serve as highly visible welcome for visitors to town, symbolizing the importance of art, history, and the natural environment for the Hillsborough community. The art installation coincides with a major improvement plan for River Park.

Calvin Street Tree Public Art Project Artist Benefits

The artist’s contract for artwork will be $20,000. The contract is inclusive of all artist fees, and associated expenses for design, structural engineering, fabrication, insurance, transportation, and consultation during installation. The salvaged wood from the tree will be provided to the selected artist. It is not part of the $20,000 budget. An additional $2,000 is available for installation costs that may be required beyond the scope of the artist.

About the Orange County Arts Commission

The Orange County Arts Commission, located in Hillsborough, is an agency of Orange County government. They work to develop the arts in Orange County, North Carolina, which includes the townships of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough. Their mission is to promote and strengthen the artistic and cultural development of Orange County, North Carolina.

Created on February 4, 1985 by Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), the Orange County Arts Commission is the non-partisan countywide arts agency that provides funding and support for a broad range of high quality arts programs. Nominated by the BOCC as the Local Distributing Agent (now called Designated County Partner) and approved by the NC Arts Council in 1985, the Arts Commission awards state Grassroots Arts Program funds in Orange County, adhering to state program guidelines. The Arts Commission awards county-funded arts grants, sponsors programs, and serves as an arts information clearinghouse.

For more information, contact kmurray@orangecountync.gov.

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Public Art Gateway Project – Call For Artists

Public Art Gateway Project – Call For Artists

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego announces a call for artists for a public art gateway project at Highway 43 and Terwilliger Boulevard. Be the first artist or artist team to create a public art gateway of a size and scale that has never before been done in the City of Lake Oswego. This project will produce a public art work to define the Northeastern gateway (entrance) into Lake Oswego. This art work will be a marker of boundary as people cross from one place into another. It shall invoke a sense of place and be associated with the identity of Lake Oswego.

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Deadline: 3 Jun 2019

Total public art gateway project budget is $275,000. Of that, about $156,750 is allotted to artist (or artist team).

The Selection Committee will work with the artist (or team) to finalize the schematic design and integration of artwork with the site. Submissions will be evaluated by Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the artists’ past works. The Selection Committee will screen the artists’ applications and may select five or more finalists. Those selected will be paid a modest design fee for an interview with the Art Selection Committee and presentation of conceptual design proposals. Contracts and final budgets will be discussed at that time.

About The Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego’s cultural and natural resources play an important part in shaping the character of the community today. With a population of about 40,000 (largest city in Clackamas County), Lake Oswego is a growing, vibrant city. It is located ten miles south of Portland, Oregon. Demographics of the city include a median age of 45 to 70+, high discretionary incomes, active lifestyle, a love of travel, commitment to the community, and a higher education level.

In the Pacific region, residents have a higher than average attendance of visual arts programming as compared with other areas of the U.S. In Clackamas County, cultural tourism is a key economic driver. Lake Oswego is a leader in forging partnerships with the local arts community. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego administers the public art program; works with the City and community to select, site, and maintain the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls sculpture program; maintains the City’s permanent art collection of over 250 works; and provides accessible arts programming for the community.

For more information, contact sgjohnson@lakeoswego.city.

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