Lakeport Seeking Art for Lakefront Park

 Proposals Due September 19

The City of Lakeport is seeking proposals for mid-range to large-scale sculptural and/or innovative, mixed or multimedia installations to be showcased in the new lakefront park development in downtown Lakeport at 800 and 810 North Main Street.

Awards to successful applicants will range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the scale and budget of the proposed work, which includes materials, artist’s labor, installation needs, and any necessary travel expenses. Proposals with interactive components are encouraged.

Lake County artists and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) are strongly urged to submit proposals; there are no geographic restrictions for applications.  All proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19.

Proposed artworks must be made of materials that can endure the outdoors and extreme weather in a public setting.  All object-based sculptures must be securely mounted to the ground or a plinth base at the designated site; all work must be safe for pedestrian traffic.

The call for artists may be viewed on the City’s website, www.cityoflakeport.com/bid_opportunities.php The Request for Proposal includes specific application requirements and a map of the lakefront park with designated spaces for art.

In January 2020, the City of Lakeport was awarded a competitive grant from the California Department of Parks and Recreation funded by Proposition 68, the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018.  After two years of design, the project is ready for construction.

The new park consists of approximately 6.9 acres and will include, in addition to the public art, a basketball court, splash pad, skate park, concession building with restrooms, shade structures, picnic areas, fitness equipment, a pavilion, lighting, irrigation, and landscaping. The estimated completion date is Spring 2023.

For more information, contact Jenni Byers, Community Development Director, (707) 263-5615, Ext. 201, jbyers@cityoflakeport.com.

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