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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Fremont Issues Call for Artists for New Public Art Installation

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Calling all artists! The City of Fremont is seeking artist proposals for the commission of an innovative and permanent public art installation for a new outdoor plaza, Urban Plaza, in Fremont’s Warm Springs Innovation District. The artist will design, fabricate, and install the artwork. The call is open to all professional artists nationwide. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and have experience working with substantial budgets. The maximum budget for this project—including design, fabrication, and installation—is $320,000.

The artwork will be located at the Metro Crossing Urban Plaza, which is part of a new mixed-use development currently under construction at 44960 Warm Springs Boulevard in Fremont’s Warm Springs Innovation District. Metro Crossing will include 1,001 residential units comprised of condominiums and apartments, and 6,000 square-feet of retail space. The artwork itself will be in the public right-of-way on the corner adjacent to Urban Plaza. The plaza will be privately owned but publicly accessible open space. The artwork will serve as a centerpiece, marking the main entrance into Metro Crossing. It will be visible from the adjacent Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station across the street. Urban Plaza will provide a walking pathway, meandering seating walls, heavily landscaped areas,  granite stone seating areas, benches, bike racks, and vibrant kinetic private art pieces on the south side of the plaza. The commissioned artwork will help define the character of the area, promote a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, offer pleasant walking experiences for residents and visitors, and receive significant exposure.

For more information and to apply, interested artists can visit the Urban Plaza Art webpage. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 2, 2020.

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