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Seeking artist to create artwork for Rainier Beach’s Mapes Creek

We’re seeking an artist or artist team to develop site-integrated artwork for Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) Lower Mapes Creek Restoration Project in the Rainier Beach neighborhood.

SPU is restoring lower Mapes Creek and creating an open-stream channel in Beer Sheva Park to improve habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon in Lake Washington. The project area includes 52nd Avenue South, between Rainier Avenue South and South Henderson Street, and into the park.

The call is open to professional artists residing in the United States. The total budget for the artwork is $200,000, all-inclusive of fabrication, installation, travel, taxes and other project costs.

The creek restoration is currently in design through early 2013 and construction is expected to begin in mid 2013. Project completion is expected in 2015. The artist or artist team will work with SPU and its consultants to develop the artwork within the schedule of the restoration.

Application deadline is 11 p.m., Friday, May 18 (Pacific Daylight Time). Click here to apply.

The artwork project is in partnership with SPU and Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.