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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Loveland Seeking Artist for Rec Trail Underpass

The City of Loveland Art in Public Places Program seeks an artist to work closely with City of Loveland staff and contractors during the design and construction of a recreation trail underpass for U.S. Highway 287 in Loveland.

The selected artist will be asked to provide artwork for a new pedestrian underpass for the city’s recreation trail to be located at the north end of town. The project will involve large expanses of cast–in-place or pre-cast concrete retaining walls to be artistically interpreted by an artist. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to work in one of the following mediums; concrete walls, concrete paving, concrete form liners, mosaics, lighting or metal work for hand and safety railings. All art must be durable and lasting. Artist selected must be able to work in a collaborative environment with engineering/design team for final site location and selection of art. Deadline for submission is April 30.
   
Work on this project will begin mid-May. Therefore, the selected artist must be available to attend meetings with contractors and city staff during that timeframe. Construction at the site is anticipated to begin during the fall.

The present budget for this project is up to $25,000. This budget is inclusive of all design fees and the fabrication of artistic elements. All application materials must be submitted through the café Web site at www.callforentry.org. Please contact Suzanne Janssen, Public Art/Business Services Manager for the City of Loveland, at (970) 962-2490 for clarification or additional information on this project.

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