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CALL TO ARTISTS
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
City of El Paso Zoo-Plaza and Event Tent Public Art Project
Deadline August 14, 2013

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department seeks to commission a professional artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install site-integrated artwork or artworks for the El Paso Zoo Plaza Area. To access application, go to www.callforentry.org and look for “City of El Paso Zoo-Plaza and Event Tent Project”


About the Project

As part of the 2012 Quality of Life bond issuance, one of the first substantial projects at the Zoo is a Plaza and Event Tent. The Event Tent is planned to include a stage, dance floor, seating area and an indoor bar to host bands, movie night, corporate gatherings, and weddings. The Plaza Area will serve as a gathering space to include an outdoor bar, landscaping and a water feature to host receptions.


The artist or artist team will be selected to design, influence, and enhance various aspects of the Plaza gathering area to seamlessly integrate art into the architectural and landscape design with both large and small gestures to set the ambiance in the space.


Application

All interested artists are encouraged to apply and review further details of the RFQ at www.callforentry.org and submit application by August 14th by 5:00pm MST.


For more information please visit www.elpasoartsandculture.org and click on the “Public Art” tab.


Jeff Howell, Public Art CIP Associate, at (915) 212-1769, howelljb@elpasotexas.gov.
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