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Posted on: October 10, 2016

Commerce City seeking sculpture to purchase for two city parks

COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (Oct. 10, 2016) – The City of Commerce City and the Commerce City Cultural Council are seeking to purchase sculptures from Colorado artists, galleries and/or hosts of sculpture-on-loan programs in Colorado for two new parks, Turnberry and Villages at Buffalo Run East, as part of the voter-approved capital program. Applications are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016, online through CaFÉ™.

Turnberry Park is located at 10725 Wheeling Street and is a 9.5-acre park. The community voted on a theme inspired by the children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and the selected sculpture will reflect that theme in some manner.

Villages at Buffalo Run East Park is located at 11698 Chambers Road and is a 9-acre park. The selected artwork will aesthetically and conceptually connect to a sense of nature, wildlife and space, and compliment the park’s theme: “Rocky Mountains.”

The art selection committee will review all complete applications. A sculpture may be selected from the applicants and recommended to the Commerce City Cultural Council for approval. The recommended finalist may be presented to City Council for final approval.

The tentative schedule is as follows:
Monday, October 14, 5:00 p.m. MST Deadline for Questions
Monday, October 17, 2016 11:59 p.m. MST Deadline for Submissions
Week of October 17, 2016 Notify semi-finalists
November 2016 Cultural Council review
December 2016 City Council review
January/February 2017 Execute purchase contract
Spring 2017 Installation

For more information contact Deana Miller, public art consultant, at deana@artmanageplan.com. Entries can be submitted online at https://www.callforentry.org/.

The goal of the Commerce City Public Art Program is to acquire public art unique to Commerce City that reflects community values, and to place it within public spaces for the community and visitors to enjoy. This public art will generate community pride and contribute to the vitality of the community by enhancing quality of life. Also, public art may remind us of our heritage, serve as a source of celebration, and prompt new ways of seeing and inspiring conversation and reflection. Completed in 2013, the Public Art Master Plan provides a framework to guide the Commerce City Cultural Council in selecting the most appropriate public artwork that reflects the community’s values and culture for designated locations throughout Commerce City.

As the state’s third-fastest growing city, Commerce City is redefining itself for the next generation, building on historic values of community, industry, agriculture and family. Centrally located along Colorado’s bustling Front Range, Commerce City is a Quality Community for a Lifetime, with 25 miles of trails, a championship golf course, 840 acres of open space and parks, one of the country’s largest soccer complexes and the nation’s largest urban wildlife refuge. Learn more at www.c3gov.com.

Commerce City’s capital improvement program is made possible from a 2013 voter-approved 1-percent sales and use tax increase for new parks, recreation and road projects. Through participation from residents, business and city council, the city’s vision of a Quality Community for a Lifetime can be realized with improved mobility, greater access and increased recreational opportunities. The City is committed to completing the first five projects by Jan. 1, 2019. Learn more at www.c3gov.com/QCL or 303-C3-WORKS (303-239-6757).

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