The City of Watsonville (City) would like to invite artists to apply for a permanent art component for the heart of downtown Watsonville, the City Plaza. An artist will be selected to create one or more elements for the public art component for the City Plaza Revitalization Project at the City Plaza in Downtown Watsonville where work will be viewed by residents and guests of all ages.
Artists are encouraged to visit the City Plaza to familiarize themselves with the current elements and ambiance as well as review the proposed site plan with the new changes that will be made to the Plaza. The proposed site-specific artwork should enhance the experience of those who utilize the City Plaza and should express relevance to Watsonville’s rich history and culture. Proposed art should be free-standing piece(s) to be installed in one or more of the areas in the Plaza and the artwork must satisfy reasonable standards of permanence and safety, meet all relevant codes required for public places, and offer reasonable proof of soundness against theft, vandalism or excessive maintenance and repair. It is desired to procure an art piece(s) that is/are interactive and add to the placemaking nature of the Plaza and surrounding downtown.
All proposals must be submitted by MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2023 by 5:00PM to:
Attn: Adriana Flores, Senior Administrative Analyst, City of Watsonville, 231 Union Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Any questions please contact Adriana Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-768-3242.