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Call to Artists for Water Flume Line Trail and Oak Tree Park

Call to Artists for Water Flume Line Trail and Oak Tree Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 20, 2015

MEDIA CONTACTS
Gwen Schuler, Media and Communications, gschuler@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5160
Maria Lee, Media and Communications, maria.lee@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2054

City of Tacoma Issues Call to Artists for Water Flume Line Trail and Oak Tree Park
--Application Deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2016


The City of Tacoma, in partnership with Metro Parks Tacoma, seeks artists and/or artist teams who live in Oregon or Washington State to submit qualifications for a $95,000 commission to create a permanent public artwork or series of artworks for the adjoining Water Flume Line Trail and Oak Tree Park. The Water Flume Line Trail is a historic corridor that is being rebuilt into a six-and-a-half mile long path for bicyclists and pedestrians, connecting South Tacoma to the Thea Foss Waterway in downtown Tacoma, starting at the south end of Oak Tree Park. The selected artist or team will help increase visibility for Oak Tree Park and the Water Flume Line Trail, connect both assets to the surrounding community, and enhance the user experience.

“We are delighted to partner with Metro Parks Tacoma to commission new artwork for South Tacoma,” said Tacoma Arts Administrator Amy McBride. “The Water Flume Line Trail and Oak Tree Park are both fabulous neighborhood assets, and we’re excited to use public art to help improve connectivity and user experience throughout.” 

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2016.

For a complete prospectus, go to cityoftacoma.org/artsopps.  

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