Applications are now open for public art proposals by local artists
The City of Eugene’s Cultural Services division is looking for local creatives to add mural and sculpture art to the Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center. Professional artists who are located and working within Lane County have the option to be considered either for a commission of new mural artwork or for a purchase of existing sculptural artwork.
Sheldon Pool & Fitness Center features a three-pool design that includes a 25-yard indoor pool, a deep diving well great for no-impact water aerobics and a brand-new warm-water pool. Programs include lap swimming, recreational swims, water-based fitness classes and fitness center workouts and rentals. The adjoining Sheldon Community Center provides recreation services to all ages and parts of the community including preschool classrooms, school-age afterschool and summer camp programs, teen leadership programs, adult wellness, art, social activities, facility rentals and large community events. It is known for having the only indoor gym in Eugene Rec, as well as a large aquarium and nature play area.
Applicants may explore themes of water/nature, community engagement, wayfinding from the parking lot, building the identity of the Sheldon facility, appealing to teens or non-representational designs that unify and contrast existing artwork at the location.
This project is funded by the Percent for Art program, which allocates 1% of capital construction projects to foster public art in the City of Eugene. The all-inclusive budget for this project is $10,000 and the deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. March 30.
To learn more or to submit an application, visit https://www.eugene-or.gov/4386/Art-in-Public-Places---Call-to-Artists.
Cultural Services provides year-around programming to promote public art and cultural events throughout Eugene. The team utilizes responsible and catalytic leadership to support the public’s vision for a thriving arts and cultural sector that contributes to the community’s social and economic well-being.