Art in Public Places

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Temporary Public Artwork: Request for Qualifications

Deadline: 5 p.m. (PST) on July 25, 2020

Riverfront Park Construction Fence

The City of Eugene is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from artists or artist-teams to create a temporary public work of art along the fence surrounding the Downtown Riverfront Redevelopment site along 4th Avenue, High Street and the fence along the railroad tracks off of 5th Avenue. This commission is open to all professional, emerging, and youth artists, who are located and working within Lane County. 


The all-inclusive budget for this work is $10,000 and may be divided to commission multiple artists or groups. Funding for this project is provided by the Riverfront Urban Renewal District of the City of Eugene. For more information on the Downtown Riverfront, visit eugene-or.gov/riverfront.



The Mission of the Public Art Program

Our mission is to ensure that the City of Eugene's public art collection be of the highest quality and, when possible, of historical significance.

The City of Eugene established its commitment to the Visual Arts through the Percent for Art Ordinance of 1981, which states that it is an appropriate function of government to foster arts and the development of artists. Visual arts contribute to and provide experiences which enrich and better our social and physical environment. The commissioning of art works in public places, in addition to furthering the policy of fostering art and developing artists, enriches public perception of government buildings, parks, and other public spaces.

The City of Eugene's Public Art collection can be seen in many places throughout the city.

View the City of Eugene's Public Art Plan.

Art at the Hult Center

The Hult Center for the Performing Arts is the home of many treasures of public art. Art at the Hult includes a permanent collection on display, as well as work that is architecturally integrated throughout the building.

The Hult Center is remarkable for the extent to which visual arts have been architecturally integrated and the variety of the art works themselves. Ranging from hand-painted tiles in the restrooms to the house curtain in the Silva Concert Hall, works by 30 artists and crafts people were planned and executed in concert with the building construction. These collected art treasures help to make the Hult Center a popular visitors’ attraction in Eugene.

Other places to see public art include the Eugene Public Library, the Eugene Airport, City parks, and the City's Public Works Division.