In 2006, Central High School completed renovations to the school, which made them eligible for an art enhancement project through the Memphis City Schools’ Percent-for-Art program with UrbanArt. MCS and UrbanArt are now seeking an artist to contribute to this refurbishing of the school.
Though the renovations focused on the new building, the art committee determined that the best location for public art is in the lobby area between the original 1909 building and the 1960’s addition. Above the gym entrance is a brick area that spans three walls, which may lend itself to art. Artists might also consider creating an enhancement piece for the “front lawn” of the school.
The budget for the project is $145,000 for one of the above locations, or to be divided between the two. The deadline for proposals to be received is Friday, March 6th by 4:30 PM and should be delivered to the UrbanArt office at 2549 Broad Avenue. All professional artists residing within the United States are invited to submit proposals for this project. For the full RFQ and further details, please see our website at www.urbanartcommission.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.