City of Kent seeks artist for public project at Morrill Meadows Park

Design for workout stations along trail loop near new YMCA

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 1:36pm
  • Life

The city of Kent Arts Commission is seeking artists to submit responses for a public art project along a loop trail at Morrill Meadows Park on the East Hill near the proposed new YMCA.

The selected artist will create “Parcourse Stations” for various locations along a new loop trail, according to a city media release. The opportunity is open to professional public artists residing in Washington State. Applicants must have prior public art experience. The stations feature equipment for calisthenics, such as sit-ups or pull-ups.

A budget of $115,000 is available for the project, according to city documents.

The city is in the design phase for renovation of Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th St. The project will expand the park, as well as, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Seattle, build the city’s first YMCA.

While there are off-the-shelf parcourse stations available for purchase, it is the city’s desire to create a series of functional artworks that can both be enjoyed as visual amenities and used as part of a fitness routine. The selected artist will design, fabricate and oversee installation of five freestanding parcourse pieces.

The artist will be selected through a competitive process. The following materials are required of all participants: Artist/artist team profile, statement of interest, work samples (up to 10), work sample descriptions, and resume. The city of Kent is utilizing one of 4Culture’s on-line application portals.

For more information, and to apply, visit apply.4culture.org/. Information also is available at kentwa.gov/arts/opportunities. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Feb. 6.

For technical questions regarding the on-line application process, contact Heather Dwyer at heather.dwyer@4Culture.org or apply@4culture.org.

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