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Public Art Sought for Park Renovation

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Public Art; Visual - DEADLINE :  
Public Art Sought for Park Renovation




The Clearwater Public Art & Design Program seeks an artist or artist team to develop artwork for the Crest Lake Park renovation project. The project is being funded through the city’s settlement following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The park is located on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, one of the busiest streets in Pinellas County.

BUDGET:  $62,000 ($500 for finalists for proposal preparation)

ELIGIBILITY: Professional artists over 18 living in the United States

DEADLINE: September 10, 2020

View full RFQ and application instructions here.

Artworks focused on the wildlife and plant species native to the habitats of Crest Lake Park have been identified as very important to the residents who live around the park. The Skycrest neighborhood is also of historical significance, including being developed as one of the first true residential suburbs of downtown Clearwater, and, prior to its development, was the location of flower farms that supplied gladiolus to florist throughout Florida. Artwork possibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Discovery trail sculpture series
  • Small to medium-sized sculpture, free-standing or integrated into landscaping
  • Kinetic sculpture


  1. Professional resume (artist teams must submit resumes for each member)
  2. Letter of interest, outlining your interest in the project and a preliminary statement of approach
  3. A minimum of one (1) image is required with a maximum of six (6). Images of finished works or conceptual drawings can be submitted. Wherever possible, provide images of completed projects to assure the selection panel of your ability to realize a public art project that will be completed and installed as designed.


Submit online only via the project application form.

QUESTIONS?  contact Christopher Hubbard, Cultural Affairs Coordinator, or (727) 562-4067.



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