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Public Art Sought for New Recreation Center

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Public Art Sought for New Recreation Center



The city of St. Petersburg (“City”), through the Shore Acres Recreation Center Committee (“Committee”) a sub-committee of the City’s Public Arts Commission, seeks to commission artist(s) or artist(s)’ team(s) (“Artist”) to design, construct and install (or provide instructions for and oversight over the installation in the event the City elects to install) art to enhance the public spaces of the Shore Acres Recreation Center Complex (“Complex”), which is currently planned for construction.

BUDGET: $81,000

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18 living in the United States

DEADLINE: October 15, 2020

View full RFQ here.

Possible sites for the artwork include both exterior and interior locations.

Shore Acres is a neighborhood that was developed through dredging parts of Tampa Bay in the 1950s and 1960s. It is at the forefront of sea level rise in the city of St. Petersburg. It consists mostly of single family detached homes. In the heart of the neighborhood is Shore Acres Recreation Center situated within Shore Acres. The center was originally an established club house and pool and was purchased in 1970 from the local homeowners group. The site design includes all the components of the city’s typical recreation centers. This includes: a six-lane swimming pool with a diving well, 107 automobile parking spaces, 18 bicycle parking spaces, a forever lawn covered playground, an exterior concrete playcourt for basketball, a grass multi-purpose lawn, and covered activity areas. The interior of the recreation center includes a full gymnasium along with 3 multi-purpose program rooms and support spaces such as a kitchen and a teen room.

The goal of the project is to create art which conveys the sense of community, culture, heritage, history, and positive impact of the recreation center and enhances the visibility of the Complex while encouraging visitation.


  1. A total of six (6) images of at least three (3) different completed artworks or projects, along with the following information for each: title, budget, location, year completed, medium, dimensions, name of commissioning agency, and description of the artwork or project.
  2. Letter of Interest, Including Statement of Thematic Concept and Planned Medium
  3. Resume, Including List of Professional References


Apply online only, through the CODAworx system.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Lynn Goodwin,



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