Denver public art

Fee: $25.00 (Public Art Cherry Creek (PAAC))
Entry Deadline: 8/17/11

Colorado artists only

Public Art Cherry Creek (PACC) The Cherry Creek Arts Festival Organization’s 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access to art experiences and support art education. The home of the Arts Festival for the past twenty-one years has been the Cherry Creek North District, Denver’s most vibrant outdoor shopping district, has just finished its multi-million dollar renovation. Within this project the district created 20 new art and garden spaces with benches, tables and chairs, elegant lighting and creative landscaping. The Arts Festival is pleased to provide the first in the next generation of public artwork to the district known as the Public Art in Cherry Creek Program or PACC. This is an open competition for professional artists residing in the state of Colorado in the United States.


The budget for this commission is approximately $20,000 which will be allocated to the artist(s) selected by the selection panel. This contract amount is inclusive of all costs associated with the project including, but not limited to the artist’s design fee, other consultation fees such as structural engineering, insurance, including Colorado Workers Compensation, small tools, materials, fabrication, transportation and installation, including any building or site modification required, travel to and from the site, per diem expenses, project documentation, contingency to cover unexpected expenses and any other costs of any kind.

Artwork Guidelines

a. The site specific artwork should fit into the space of approximately the 10.5’ x 9’ planter.
b. Any use of electricity or water must be approved prior to contract award.
c. Selected artwork must be structurally sound. Structural engineering approval will be required.
d. Selected artwork cannot interfere with the movement, safety and security of pedestrians.
e. All elements of the artwork will be outside and exposed to the elements. It must be able to withstand the constantly changing weather conditions of Colorado including wide fluctuations in temperature.
f. Materials used must be durable, and require little or no maintenance.


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