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Post Date:11/07/2016

sculpt tour 2016

Suwanee's Public Arts Commission has issued a Call to Artists/Request for Proposals (RFP) for original outdoor sculptures to be featured in this spring's fifth installment of SculpTour, Suwanee's signature outdoor art exhibit. Featuring 10-20 sculptures of various styles, types, and sizes – including interactive, kinetic, playful, musical, and light-based works – will be exhibited throughout downtown Suwanee beginning in May.

"The City of Suwanee values public art as a key component to creating a world-class community," says Denise Brinson, economic and community development director. "The SculpTour provides a relatively low-cost way to bring quality public art of various styles and mediums to our community. Our hope is that the art pieces will engage our citizens and bring new visitors to downtown Suwanee."

Artists may submit up to three original sculptures for consideration. Selected artists will receive a stipend of up to $1,500 and be eligible to win cash awards totaling more than $5,000. The RFP is available at on the Public Art/SculpTour page. The deadline for submissions is January 6.

Artwork selected will essentially be on loan to the City throughout the SculpTour, scheduled for May 2017-March 2019, with the possibility at the end of the exhibit, again depending upon funding, that the City will purchase one or more of the pieces for display in one of Suwanee's public spaces.

Submissions will be evaluated based upon originality/creativity, relation to architecture and themes of downtown Suwanee, general community appeal, maintenance/longevity, quality of materials and execution, ease of installation, and other factors.

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