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Request for Proposals: Garage Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 23, 2011

BEAD Seeking Artists to Create Artwork for Garage Market

The City of Bloomington through the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) is soliciting artists or artist teams for a public art project in downtown Bloomington.

The project is part of BEAD's Garage Culture, a series of public art projects at the City's three public parking garages. Garage Market, located at 7th and Morton, is the third and final garage slated for a public art installation. BEAD is currently seeking artists or artist teams to submit proposals outlining design, fabrication and installation for this garage. Artwork should respond to the site as a public parking garage and reflect downtown as an arts and cultural destination. Materials and application techniques are not limited and may include structural installations, surface application, lighting, etc. Proposals must focus on the exterior of the structure; however, the interior of the site may be considered as well. The size of the finished artwork is flexible, but once installed it must make a significant visual impact on the garage.

All visual artists 18 and over who are current residents of Indiana are invited to submit proposals. A full project description and artist selection criteria for is available here. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2011.

For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at michaelm@bloomington.in.gov or (812) 349-3534.