The City of Surprise Arizona is accepting sealed bids/proposals for RFQu 321236, Call for Artists; Bond Roadway Improvements Public Art to be received no later than Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11:00 am.
The City of Surprise is seeking Statements of Qualifications for the public art related to the bond funded roadway improvement projects for the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission per the Solicitation herein. This Solicitation will be a two phase selection. The first phase will consist of review and selection of Offerors based on the qualification criteria herein that will result in a short list of qualified Offerors. The second phase will consist of the short listed Offerors submission of a conceptual artistic proposal, and the Selection Committee’s review and selection of the conceptual artistic proposal submissions.
The City of Surprise is seeking qualified artists to design its latest public art project on Bullard Avenue between Bell Road and Greenway Road. The ideal artist should strive to create the city’s first exterior statement piece, to be located in the future entertainment district in City Center. The selected artist will be asked to aid in place-making and breathing life into the entertainment district. Qualified artists will have the unique opportunity to create a work of art that not only serves as a welcoming entryway to the City, but also an anchor to attract future development.
The Bullard Avenue corridor is the heart of Surprise, and houses the Surprise Stadium – Spring Training home to the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers – as well as the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, the Surprise Aquatic Center, and a 5-acre urban lake at Surprise Community Park. This area sees a high-volume of traffic from both seasonal and year-round residents who utilize the recreational amenities and City facilities.