Wanted, artists sought for permanent outdoor sculpture

The City of Penticton and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, are issuing a call out to artists for a permanent outdoor sculpture. The work will be displayed in the heart of downtown Penticton in front of Valley First at 184 Main Street in Penticton, BC.  

This competition is open to local, national or international artists.  Completed sculptures may be submitted while proposed designs must include examples of previous work, as well as detailed drawings.  Applications will be accepted until December 14, 2018, with installation on May 3, 2019. 

“It is good to see the momentum and progression of the sculpture walk and public art in general becoming a prominent focal point downtown”, said Penticton Mayor, Andrew Jakubeit. The more we can celebrate public art and provide opportunities for artists, the better”.

“Valley First has a long history of partnering with the arts community in Penticton, as we see the great cultural benefit the arts bring to a community,” says Paulo Araujo, Vice President of Business and Retail Banking at Valley First. “This sculpture will be yet another enriching element to our recently updated downtown core. We are really proud to partner with the City and the arts community to see this come to reality.”

For additional information, sculpture requirements, submission requirements and judging criteria, please review the following online details:

https://www.penticton.ca/EN/main/community/amenities/sculpture-program.html

All submitted sculpture will become part of the permanent Public Art Inventory of the City of Penticton.

 

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Contacts:

Kelsey Johnson                                                 Philip Cooper
Recreation Business Supervisor                       Communication Manager
City on Penticton                                               City of Penticton
250-490-2441                                                    250-490-2583