Cottonwood Heights on lookout for artists

March 11, 2017 by  

Cottonwood Heights has a new public art project in the works, and is looking for artists to participate.

The city’s Arts Council needs artists who would like to decorate the power poles along Fort Union Boulevard. The poles are made of steel.

In order to be considered for the project, an artist must provide a sketch or other rendering of the proposed artwork, perhaps using a local print company to provide a professional touch. Once a proposal has been approved, any changes will have to be submitted to the Arts Council, who will have the final say on whether or not to allow the change. In addition, the art must contain references and images that can be considered family friendly.

Also, the only medium that will be allowed is paint; nothing can be affixed or otherwise attached to the poles. The art has to cover the pole’s full circumference, and cannot be higher than six feet. The Arts Council will assign the poles to the artists once the finalists have been chosen, and the city will prepare the poles, including repairing any surface damaged and removing rust. The artists will need to provide primer and paints.

The deadline for entries is May 1, and must be brought to the Cottonwood Heights City Hall, located on Bengal Boulevard by the artist no later than 5:00 pm that day.