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Seattle seeks artist for Mount Baker fire station

The Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Fleets and Facilities Department and the Seattle Fire Department, seeks an artist to develop a site-specific art project for Fire Station 30 in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood. The artwork should address the work and spirit of firefighters and the cultural diversity of the Mount Baker community and nearby Franklin High School.

Fire Station 30 is currently under construction with completion expected in spring 2011. The artwork is funded through the Fire Facilities and Emergency Response Levy, a program to upgrade, renovate or replace 32 neighborhood fire stations in Seattle.

The call is open to established professional artists living in Washington and Oregon. Budget is $80,000, all-inclusive to design, fabricate and install artwork. Application deadline is 11 p.m., Thursday, August 5.

Go here  for the guidelines and a link to the online application.