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BRIEF: City hopes to commission art for Fountain Lake Park

August 26, 2014

By Sarah Stultz, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn.

Aug. 26--The city of Albert Lea is seeking to commission a permanent sculpture at the top of Fountain Lake Park.

The formal request, made public on Friday, states the sculpture should reflect on the arts and cultural heritage of Albert Lea and incorporate a sense of movement in the design, as it will be on the Blue Zones Walkway.

Artists can submit proposals either for the design of the sculpture only or for the design, fabrication and installation.

For artists submitting a proposal for the design only, the cost of fabrication will be incurred by the city. The artist would be paid a $1,500 stipend for the design.

For the second option, the artist must submit a preliminary budget stating costs, from the design through the installation.

The project is contingent on a successful fundraising campaign. The sculpture is the final piece to the renovation of the park and the reconstruction of Broadway.

Fountain Lake Park is at the north end of downtown Albert Lea. Other renovations at the park were a staircase, ramp, rain gardens, fishing pier and fencing.

Entries must be submitted by Sept. 19. They can be mailed to Public Art Project -- City of Albert Lea, 221 E. Clark St., Albert Lea MN 56007.


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