Denver Public Art Calls For Qualified Artists For New Project At Westwood Park
Denver's Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original work of art for Westwood Park.
Applications will be accepted at CallforEntry.org through Monday, Sept. 24, 11:59 p.m. The budget for this project is $55,000 with a generous portion of the budget granted by The Trust for Public Land, and the commission is open to all Colorado artists.
The selection panel is seeking one-of-a-kind artwork(s) appropriate for park visitors, reflective of the park's design theme, and integrating into the vision of Westwood Park as a place where kids and families can connect to nature. The artist or artist teams should understand and respect the cultural diversity and history of the Westwood neighborhood.
A requirement of this project is engaging the community in the creative process through hands-on workshops for youth and residents. The goal of the artwork is to celebrate the community of Westwood and help instill a sense of pride and ownership in the park through the creation of a timeless and permanent art installation of high artistic merit and quality.
More information on this RFQ can be found at DenverPublicArt.org.
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The Westwood neighborhood is one of the most culturally vibrant neighborhoods in the Denver Metro Area. The neighborhood, located in southwest Denver, is bound by Sheridan Boulevard on the west, Federal Boulevard on the east, Alameda Avenue on the north and Mississippi Avenue on the south with Morrison Road diagonally bisecting the neighborhood. Westwood is home to a multi-generational community with a population of approximately 80% Hispanic and 20% multi-cultural (Vietnamese, African American, Native American, Caucasian) residents. Nearly half of Westwood's population is under the age of 18 making it the neighborhood with the largest number of youth in the city. Westwood has the highest population density in Denver with the least amount of open space per resident. Westwood residents share a strong sense of community and take pride in their neighborhood and the public spaces they have worked tirelessly to improve, including Westwood Park.