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Posted on: November 7, 2019

Fremont Issues Call for Artists for New Public Art Installation

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Calling all artists! The City of Fremont is seeking artist proposals for the commission of an innovative and permanent public art installation for a new outdoor plaza, Inspiration Plaza, in Fremont’s Warm Springs Innovation District. The artist will design, fabricate, and install the artwork. The call is open to all professional artists nationwide. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and have experience working with substantial budgets. The budget for this project—including design, fabrication, and installation—is $160,000.

The new artwork will be located at Inspiration Plaza, which is part of a new mixed-use development currently under construction, Embark Apartments, located at 44758 Old Warm Springs Blvd. in the Warm Springs Innovation District. The development will include 524 residential apartments and 8,000 square-feet of retail space. Inspiration Plaza will be privately owned but publicly accessible open space. The space will be activated by retail, seating, and space for community events. The development, including the plaza, is anticipated to be complete by summer 2020. The artwork will be located at a highly visible location—the northeast corner of South Grimmer Boulevard and Old Warm Springs Boulevard and adjacent to the future public street, Inspiration Way. The artwork will not only help define the character of the area as a central gathering space and heart of the neighborhood, but allow for significant exposure of the artwork.

For more information and to apply, interested artists can visit our webpage. The deadline to apply is December 20, 2019.

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