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The City of Edmonds Arts Commission offers an opportunity for regional artists to create temporary outdoor art installations on three City owned fences. The Arts Commission is interested in encouraging a visual conversation through temporary artworks on chain link fence sites in downtown Edmonds. 

ELIGIBILITY: Artists based in the Puget Sound Region.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project should create an installation that has interest for both pedestrians and passing vehicles. Artworks might reference, but are not restricted to themes of community, nature, sustainability, discovery, and history. The installation should be appropriate for diverse audiences and for public display.

The artist is responsible for creating the work and attaching it to the fence by approved methods for a period of three to four months. Materials must be appropriate for all weather conditions and must not degrade or pollute during the exhibit period. The usable portion of the fence measures 5’ x 20 - 80’ depending on the site.  The City will prepare signage for the fence to identify the artist(s) and provide the Artist Statement. 

The three sites are: south of Art Works at 201 Second Avenue S; east of the Frances Anderson Center at 700 Main St; and Civic Field fence on 6th Avenue N. 

Previous installations: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=EdmondsArtsCommission&set=a.463689200717882

BUDGET: The City of Edmonds Arts Commission provides an artist stipend of $500 per project, all inclusive, payable after the work is installed.

WHEN TO SUBMIT & DEADLINES: The Call for Artists is ongoing, and proposals will be reviewed at least three times a year at a regular monthly Arts Commission meeting. Deadlines for the next scheduled reviews are November 2, 2020; February 26, 2021; and May 29, 2021. 

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission reserves the right, as its best interests may appear, to reject any or all applications or proposals, to waive informalities in applications or proposals, or to terminate the selection process without prior notice. 


Questions? Contact the Arts Office at 425-771-0228 or eac@edmondswa.gov

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