Green Crescent [email protected] Project
The City is seeking an experienced artist/artist team to collaborate with the steering committee, community and community artists in creating public art for this project.
Optional Local Informational Meeting for Artists: Tuesday, November 28, 3:30 p.m. (CST) Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave N. E., Minneapolis
Application deadline: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 4:00 p.m., CST
Green Crescent Project
Partners: Public Works
Status: Call for Artists will be posted on November 9.
The Green Crescent Project, part of the [email protected] project is a one block stretch of land that runs adjacent to Stevens Avenue and I-35W between Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway. It will serve as a high quality pedestrian/bicycle link for community members, commuters, visitors and anyone using this link to make a connection between the Midtown Greenway, Lake Street and the new transit facility and plaza.
Possible art opportunities include gateways or wayfinding artworks integrated into the space, pavement treatments on the pedestrian trail, artistic treatment of seat walls and a light installation. Goals of the public art project include:
Be a welcoming safe space for all residents in the adjacent neighborhoods as well as for daily commuters and one-time visitors.
Be a space that supports and explores the idea of connection – the connection of adjacent neighborhoods, and the actual physical link between the Green Crescent pedestrian and bike trails and the Midtown Greenway and Lake Street.
- Be a bold, iconic gateway and/or wayfinding tool that orients people between Lake Street, the Green Crescent and the Midtown Greenway.
- Be an inspirational, anchoring element that commemorates and celebrates the rich culturally diverse communities in the area and their community histories, and is inspired by input from community members and local artists.
- Be a grand and timeless gesture that is thoughtfully integrated into the design of the I-35W/Lake St. Transit Station, the Green Crescent and the Midtown Greenway.
- Be durable and maintainable in Minneapolis’ climate and urban environment.
For more information contact Ann Godfrey.
Last updated Nov 17, 2017