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Call for Artists for Hardy Ivy Park

February 5,2013

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The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program is seeking art for its temporary art program in central Atlanta.  The art will be displayed in Hardy Ivy Park, a location in Downtown Atlanta, for up to two years. Initiated in 2009, the temporary art program seeks to provide exposure to art and artists while providing a cultural amenity in downtown Atlanta.   

Hardy Ivy Park
Located at 310 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta GA 30308, Hardy Ivy Park is an urban garden park in the convention and visitor district of Downtown Atlanta.  The location is central to business and visitor traffic, well lit and highly visible to pedestrians and street traffic. The park is directly off Peachtree Street which is considered Atlanta’s central thoroughfare.

The Public Art Program has located a large concrete pedestal to display rotating art. The platform is surrounded by high rise buildings with the midtown skyline as a backdrop surrounded by skyscrapers’ designed by renowned architect John Portman.   The dedicated sculpture pedestal / platform must be utilized to install the chosen art; the dimensions are 72” h x 70” wide x 70” deep.    Selected art must confirm to the dimension of the pedestal; the art must be structurally sound and constructed of material that is suitable for outdoor public environments.

Art selected for this opportunity must be available for a two year lease.  The artist will receive an honorarium not to exceed $3,000 over a two year period while retaining ownership of the artwork.  The leased artwork will have exposure to the business community and visitors at this highly visible platform. View the OCA submission details here