Saturday, May 26, 2012

CALL TO ARTISTS: Public Art Sculpture for New Hotel in Burlington

Burlington City Arts, in partnership with Redstone, is issuing a Request for Proposals from artists (or artist teams) for a public art project in downtown Burlington.

Project Description: The project will be a defining landmark for a new hotel planned for downtown Burlington. Situated within St. Paul Street, King Street, Main Street and Pine Street, the hotel will restore and merge the historic armory building at 101 Main Street with a new contemporary building and underground parking. The hotel will contain approximately 140 rooms. The armory building will serve as the public space of the hotel with the hotel lobby on the second floor of the building. The first floor of the armory will include approximately 6,000 square feet of retail space. The site for the public art installation will be on St. Paul Street, a small pocket park between the Hinds Lofts and the new building. The wall behind the site will be approximately 20’ high x 20’ wide and made of a dark brick. Landscaping elements may include trees, turf, and low ornamental grasses. The selected artist will work with the project Landscape architect to determine final landscaping details.

The RFP can be downloaded from BCA’s website.