City of Laguna Beach Searches for Artists for Lifeguard Headquarters

The City of Laguna Beach is seeking applications from qualified artists to undertake a $60,000 sculpture and/or $40,000 mural for the new Lifeguard Headquarters currently under construction at Main Beach in Laguna Beach.

The City of Laguna Beach is constructing a new Lifeguard Headquarters Facility which includes public restrooms. The construction is subject to the City's Art in Public Places requirement to install public art. Main Beach Park and the location of the Lifeguard Headquarters Facility is in a centrally located site and is one of the City's five ocean front parks. The project site is located at 175 North Coast Highway, near the west end of Main Beach where the sea and cliff begins. The area has high pedestrian traffic with beach use, and beach and park recreation activities, both active and passive.

The Arts Commission is seeking a letter of interest, qualifications, images of previous work and references from an artist or artist team from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Both the sculpture and mural must be inspired by the theme of the ocean and lifeguards. The sculpture cannot exceed 3' in height by 25' in length. The Commission is seeking applications from artists with proven experience in public art. The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 1, 2013. All applications must be made on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com

Information on site and entry requirements is available at www.lagunabeachcity.net on the Cultural Arts Department page or contact spoeschl@lagunabeachcity.net to request a prospectus.




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