Monday, May 24, 2010

Call for proposals: Helena, MT, Parks & Rec

From the Montana Arts Council blog:

The city of Helena Parks and Recreation Department and the Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) are seeking artists to provide a design and painting for a new mural inside the band shell at Veteran’s Memorial Park located in Helena (Last Chance Gulch and Lyndale Ave.). The submission deadline for proposals is 5:00 PM, June 14. The project must be completed no later than September 15, 2010.

This mural project will replace the 10-year old existing mural. The project consists of four elements; an assessment and repair of the interior band shell mural surface; a mural design; the actual painting of the mural and the application of a protective sealant. The design of mural should incorporate or represent Helena community elements or icons and be such that the potential for graffiti and vandalism is minimized. The color and design should also be visually effective from a distance. An optional component of this project is to incorporate community involvement.

A complete Request for Proposals can be picked up at the city of Helena Parks and Recreation Department office on the 4th floor of the City-County Building, 316 North Park Avenue, or downloaded from the department webpage at

The competition is open to artists, architects and designers.