The sidewalk art project, with a artist budget of $45,000, will be the first of many public art projects in West Eau Claire Park.
The design will feature an embedded luminescent material in the asphalt, integrated into the pathways within the Delta Garden in West Eau Claire. This light-up luminescent pattern will create a vibrant experience along the pathway system.
For those wondering on how this may look, heresa similar project in the Netherlands, where the famous Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path built with thousands of glowing stones.
The City of Calgary is seeking a professional artist(s) to develop a design that will be integrated into the pathway system within the Delta Garden in West Eau Claire Park. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a much-loved downtown park space directly adjacent to the Santiago Calatrave Peace Bridge and the Bow River. The successful artist(s) will work with The City’s project team and consultants to develop a design that reflects the goals of West Eau Claire Park and creates a lively experience along the pathway system. The artist will lead materials research and surface design, and oversee installation/implementation of the public artwork.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. MST.