Trailhead Sculpture / Due: December 1

The City of Hot Springs is seeking proposals for permanent artwork to be installed at the Jean W. Wallace Wetlands Trailhead along the Hot Springs Creek Greenway Trail.

Artwork would be installed in and/or around an 8-foot stacked stone conical fountain. The trailhead will add a quarter mile to the already 3.5 miles of the HSCGT which makes its way from downtown Hot Springs to Lake Hamilton. The wetlands are a flood plain of the Hot Springs Creek, which empties into the lake, creating a unique environment which is home to specific flora, fauna, and natural resources. The artwork will be installed in the middle of a circular parking area which marks the trailhead, on TV Hill Road. Utility lines run beneath the site. In the middle of the circular parking area will be an 8-foot stacked stone conical fountain. The fountain enclosure area is 25-feet in diameter. Artwork installed in this enclosure area would allow for an in-the-round experience of the artwork. 

This call is open to artists living in the Mid-America Region of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Artists and artist teams are encouraged to submit. Artists and artist teams who are familiar with the design, fabrication, and installation of permanent public art are encouraged to apply. 

The fountain is 8-feet high and conical shaped with a 25-foot in diameter enclosure. The enclosure is a low stone ledge suitable for seating. Landscaping and artwork will be installed within the enclosure surrounding the fountain. 

 $15,000 – $18,000 has been earmarked for this project. These funds cover the artist’s travel, design, fabrication, delivery, and installation.

Click here for more information and to apply.

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