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Public Art Opportunity

January 3 @ 8:00 am - January 25 @ 2:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Public Art Opportunity</h1>
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The City of Wenatchee is seeking an artist or team of artists, to create murals on the exterior of  the Pioneer Park restroom and the City Pool office in Wenatchee. Pioneer Park is located at 220  Fuller Street. A map and building photos are attached at the end of this document. 


The goal of the project is to create murals on the four sides of the exterior of the Pioneer Park  restroom building and three sides of the City Pool office. The murals should be representative of  the neighborhood, Wenatchee and the Wenatchee Valley. Some possible design themes could  include neighborhood identifiers (i.e. Pioneer Park), aquatics, the apple industry and agriculture,  landscaping for pollinators, outdoor recreation, Wenatchee or others. The building functions must  also be able to be easily identifiable by park visitors. For example, people should be able to find  the restroom entrances. The murals must be suitable for public viewing by all ages. 

The design should take into consideration ease of maintenance and resistance to vandalism. The  buildings are unfinished brick with metal or glass doors. They have been targets for graffiti. A  primer coat and anti-graffiti coating is required for the murals.  


  • The artist may be an individual or team.  
  • Artist is asked to submit evidence of work experience and past projects as they relate to this  call specifically addressing evidence of:  
  • Experience relevant to this type of project 
  • Evidence of communication skills: verbal, written, and visual 
  • Experience working with other design professionals and/or with communities Availability/ability to begin work promptly and meet project schedules 
  • Professional artists or teams living in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho may apply by submitting  the requested materials to the City of Wenatchee, which is administering the project. Highest  consideration will be given to proposals from artists from Washington State, although that will  not be the only criteria used to judge applicants. The submittal must demonstrate an ability to  successfully complete the project and fulfill the project criteria as described in this prospectus.  


The project budget is $10,000 and is being provided from an allocation from the City art fund. The  final budget must be all-inclusive; covering all costs associated with the project including design  and installation. This amount must also include applicable taxes. Taxes, insurance and necessary  licenses are the responsibility of the artist(s) but travel costs may be factored into the overall cost  of the project. 


Please include the following with your submittal: 

  • A one-page cover letter that includes a brief statement of your interest in the project,  collaborative skills, relevant experience and technical ability. 
  • Current resume(s) of the artist/contractor(s) and any other team members. Reference list that includes the names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional  references who can speak to the quality of your artwork and ability to meet schedule & budget  requirements. 
  • A summary of previous, related projects containing up to a total of 12 images. The summary  may be up to four pages in length. The identification for images must include the artist’s name,  title of work, brief project description, dimensions, date of completion, location of artwork,  commissioning agency, budget, and collaborators with whom you worked (if appropriate). 
  • Artist or teams should submit all materials listed above for each team member as one package.  Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.  


Interested artists shall email their completed submittal to: [email protected].  Submittals may also be dropped off in person on a thumb drive at:  

City of Wenatchee Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department 

1350 McKittrick Street 

Wenatchee, WA 98801 


The City will decide upon three artists as finalists based on qualifications, the strength and quality  of past work as demonstrated by their resume and images of past projects. Finalists will be asked  to prepare a proposal for the art which will include a conceptual design. The artists will then be  asked to make a presentation of their work and their proposal to the Wenatchee Arts, Recreation  and Parks Commission meeting. The City of Wenatchee reserves the right to not award the project  to any artists if they are not satisfied after these presentations. 

All decisions and recommendations of the Arts, Recreation and Parks Commission are advisory  and must be formally reviewed and accepted by the Wenatchee City Council prior to being  considered final. If the selected artist(s) is approved by the City Council, the artist or team is  expected to enter into a formal contract with the City of Wenatchee for the final design and  installation. The selected artist or team will be required to obtain a Washington state tax  identification number, a City of Wenatchee Business License and provide proof of insurance. 


The following is the preliminary schedule for the project and is subject to change. Changes to the  final installation deadline will be at the mutual agreement of the artist and the City of Wenatchee  and may be subject to change. The ideal completion would be prior to June 15 when school is  released for the year and the pool opens for the season. 

Request for Proposals January 2, 2024 

Submittal Deadline January 25, 2024 2:00pm 

City Select Finalist January 31, 2024 

Finalist Interviews February 20, 2024 

Artist Selection March 14, 2024 

Estimated Project Completion June 15, 2024


For any questions regarding the project or to schedule a site visit, please contact Parks, Recreation  and Cultural Services Director David Erickson, at (509) 888-3284 or  [email protected]. Email communication is preferred. 


January 3 @ 8:00 am
January 25 @ 2:00 pm
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City Of Wenatchee Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department
1350 McKittrick Street
Wenatchee, Washington 98801