Public Art Advisory Committee
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Bentonville Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) and Visit Bentonville are seeking proposals for artwork in the public realm to expand art and culture throughout the community to reflect the growing artistic endeavors in Northwest Arkansas.
They are seeking proposals for artwork at two locations in Bentonville. The first location is in northern Bentonville at the corner of Tiger Boulevard and NW A Street and is at the northeast corner of Park Springs Park.The second location is in southwest Bentonville inside the roundabout at the intersection of SW Bright Road and SW Gator Boulevard.
Proposal Deadline is June 5th, 2019 at 12 p.m. CST
Lawrence Plaza, 214 NE A Street
Rainbow Spring is Bentonville's first technology-enabled interactive art piece. It consists of a series of acrylic tubes with LED light strips inside. The LED lights are programmable and set in motion by sensors mounted in the sculpture. When activated, the LED lights mathematically replicate the physics of gravity inviting people to play with the sculpture and explore the casual relationship between the lights and sensors.
The interactive art piece is permanently installed at the entrance to Lawrence Plaza and was made possible through a partnership with Bentonville Parks and Recreation, the Public Arts Advisory Committee, Visit Bentonville, and the Scott Family Amazeum. Rainbow Spring was created by Fayetteville maker Eugene Sargent in collaboration with the Scott Family Amazeum Creative team as part of the museum’s Maker in Residence Program.
About the PAAC
The Public Art Advisory Committee is appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. They are responsible for:
- Serving in an advisory capacity to City Council for recommending artwork to be placed on public property
- Providing technical advisement on the development of a public art program
- Following the adopted Public Art Policy (PDF)
- 12:00 p.m.
- 2nd Tuesday of each month
- Community Development
305 SW A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
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