ArtCurrents is popular public art placement program in which the City, in essence, leases piece of art for use in downtown Coeur d'Alene and the Riverstone area.
The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission seeks artists annually to participate in its “ArtCurrents” program. ArtCurrents pieces are displayed along Sherman Avenue, Lakeside Avenue, City Park, Atlas Waterfront Park, and the Riverstone area. Artists submit applications for placement of their sculptures for a period of one (1) year, with an option to renew for a second year. The selected artists or artists teams will be paid a stipend of $1,000.00 for the first year. A second stipend of $1,000.00 will be paid to the artists at the start of the second year. The displayed works will also be offered for sale, with the City of Coeur d’Alene receiving a 25% commission from the sale.
Applications must include photographs of the submitted work taken from the front and back viewpoints and provide a short-written description of each piece. The minimum size of the artwork must be 36” tall or larger, a three-dimensional, stand-alone piece, and must be designed and fabricated for long-term outdoor durability and ease of maintenance, including potential vandalism. We look forward to artistic interpretation and creativity in this call.
From the submissions, a committee will select the pieces to be installed. The two-year period will run from the beginning of October 2022, through the end of September 2024.
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.
Applications must be received through the CaFÉ website (www.callforentry.org) no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on July 8, 2022.
The call is entitled: “Coeur d’Alene Art Currents 2022.”