We aim to bring art outside of the traditional context of museums and galleries. Public art benefits the community and its visitors by increasing access to art and providing artists with opportunities to expand their practice and market.
Eight artists will be selected to design and execute a piece of public art for the City of Gary in the following categories:
- Open concept can include elements of mural and/or sculpture art in addition to landscape, architectural, community art, digital new media, light, sound, and more.
- Sculptures can take a wide range of forms, sizes, and materials. They can be visual, functional, or interactive.
- Murals must be a one-of-a-kind work of art, which is hand-created and applied directly to the surface of a physical structure.
Award amounts range from $25,000 to $3,000.
Deadline to submit qualification materials is July 10, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. Legacy Foundation will notify artists if they are selected to submit a formal proposal by July 14.
Eligible applicants will be at least 18 years old. Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated connection to the City of Gary (live, work, study, family, childhood, etc.).
Legacy Foundation and the City of Gary Redevelopment Commission launched the 2017 Downtown Gary Public Art Competition with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The purpose of the Gary Public Art Competition is to give local artists an opportunity to undertake the challenge of creating a work of art in a public space within Gary, Indiana.