Local artists needed for spot in front of the Hull Street Library

Local artists needed for spot in front of the Hull Street Library

It’s time to but your local artistic mark onto Hull Street.

Photo: Richmond Public Arts Commission

When the big metal rings went up on the south side of the T-Pot bridge one of the more common criticism heard was that in a town of artists the art should have featured a local. One of the harsh realities is that often locals don’t apply so the Arts Commish must look further afield.

A new project is slated to be built in front of the Hull Street Library. Currently the spot is home to a shrub and a sign but the money is there for something much more. There will be two meetings to discuss the project and the process for selecting an artist.

The first meeting is Tuesday, February 28th at 6 PM, Hull Street Library, 1400 Hull Street and the second meeting is Saturday, March 4th, 1 PM at the same location.

The official request for proposals will be posted after the meetings, but Councilman Parker Angelasto shared this draft language with Style Weekly.

This Call for Artists requests proposals for original or existing artwork to be located in small plaza area in front of the Hull Street Library. The artwork should strengthen the identity of the library as a community asset and also help to create a sense of place. The location for the art work will be visible to library patrons, pedestrians and automobiles so the piece should be iconic and engaging, while considering that it is located in neighborhood library that is well utilized by both families and elderly residents and therefore should be a piece that can be relatable to all ages. The artwork needs to consider durability and weather and be suitable for longevity. This location is suitable for a sculpture, installation or other integrated piece of art that will complement the space. Electrical connection is available and a lighted piece of artwork is highly desired. No murals or paintings will be considered as appropriate submissions.



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