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Call for Artists | Andy’s Unity Park Public Art Installations

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Call for Artists | Andy’s Unity Park Public Art Installations


Andy’s Unity Park grew from a community’s commitment, perseverance and belief in the healing power of a park. The plan for the park remembers the life of Andy Lopez, who was tragically killed at the site and also celebrates community unity and youth empowerment while providing a much needed neighborhood park with a variety of features for neighborhood residents and families to gather and play.

This opportunity is open to individual artists and/or teams of artists residing and practicing in Northern California. Artists working in a variety of permanent, durable, outdoor media are encouraged to apply.

Description of Project: Andy’s Unity Park public art installations
This opportunity is for three (3) small‐scale, public art installations located at a new park currently under construction in the Moorland neighborhood of Southwest Santa Rosa. Sonoma County Regional Parks is pleased to partner with the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation in offering this opportunity. Construction of Andy’s Unity Park began in June 2017 and is projected to be completed by February 2018. The 4‐acre park will include a variety of features
such as a community kiosk and plaza, play area, memorial area for Andy Lopez, skate spot and teen zone, off‐leash dog area, community garden, picnic areas, a restroom, and open lawn areas. The park site is comprised of a 1‐acre site (which contains the memorial area for for Andy Lopez, among other features), and a 3‐acre parcel separated by Horizon Way.

Application deadline
Applications must be received at the Sonoma County Regional Parks office no later than 2:00pm on November 17, 2017. Digital and/or hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Format for submissions shall be 8.5 x 11 and contain a maximum of twenty (20) single sided pages including the application form.