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The Rochester Park and Recreation Department and Rochester Art Center are looking for local artists to help with two projects at Cascade Lake Regional Park. The two pieces will be considered separate projects and the plan is for them both to be installed this year. Artists can submit for one or both of the pieces.

Project #1: Roundabout Artwork

Artists are being asked to capture the park's vibe as a natural oasis amid the city and incorporate the park's history as a sand and gravel quarry.

$50,000 has been budgeted for this project - Learn more and apply here.

Feece, Jeff
Feece, Jeff

Project #2: Entrance Sign

The second project involves creating a welcome sign on the north side of 23rd Avenue, near the park entrance. Similar to the first project, artists are asked to draw inspiration from the park's history.

The sign will need to say "Cascade Lake Park" and feature logos for Rochester Park and Recreation, and Legacy Amendment. $20,000 has been budgeted for this project. Ready to make your mark? Apply online here.

Key Dates:

Applications Open: January 10, 2024
Application Deadline: February 10, 2024, at 11:45 pm

A press release explains, "Proposals will be judged based on artistic merit as evidenced by the representation of past work, the proposal itself, and other supporting materials. A selection committee consisting of working artists, curators, arts professionals, and a representative of the Parks and Recreation Department will review and select proposals by February 28, 2024. The Board of Parks and Recreation will ultimately provide their approval for the project to proceed."

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