Call to Artists

Calling all Artists! Regularly thoughout the year we seek out new art pieces for the city. This page will have our latest requests for public art. If you would like to be notified when you we are seeking new art pieces, sign up to add your name to our Artist Database.



CDA Arts Commission Seeks Artists for Utility Box Beautification Project

 

The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists for its Utility Box Beautification project.  The utility boxes, which keep lights flashing and communications running, are undiscovered canvases for artists, graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, and other individuals with the imagination to cover them with their artwork.  The artist’s design will be printed on vinyl and wrapped around the boxes.  The design must integrate all sides of a box to capture the interest of those that drive and walk by them. 

Public art can be a change agent for the community.  It creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity.  It enhances the visual landscape and character of the city.  It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most importantly, it’s accessible to everyone.

Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or by CLICKING HERE.    Artist proposals are due by 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2018.  Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Amy Ferguson, Arts Commission staff support, at 208-666-5754. 



CDA Arts Commission Seeks Artists for Seltice Way Roundabouts


The City of Coeur d'Alene Arts Commission is seeking to commission an artist or artist team to create outdoor sculptures or sculptural installations for a pair of traffic roundabouts on Seltice Way, which mark a major egress in and out of the city.  The roundabouts sculpture theme can include any or all of the following:  the Spokane River, as a major waterway connection between Lake Coeur d’Alene and points west, Coeur d’Alene’s history, its future and the region’s natural resources; and the significance of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s history and presence. 

Public art can be a change agent for the community.  It creates and establishes neighborhood and community identity and also enhances the visual landscape and character of the city.  It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks and promotes community dialogue and, most important, it's accessible to everyone.

Information packets are available at City Hall, 710 E. Mullan Avenue, or by clicking HERE.  Artist qualifications are due by 5:00 p.m., May 15, 2018.  To ensure fairness, no extensions or waivers of deadlines will be granted.  Artists with questions are encouraged to contact Amy Ferguson, Arts Commission staff support, at amyf@cdaid.org.