Arts Huntsville is looking for local artists to create indoor public art for the new Huntsville City Hall – The Madison Record

HUNTSVILLE A search is underway by Arts Huntsville to find artists to create interior public art for the new Huntsville City Hall, currently under construction. Local artists will be featured in four locations in the new City Hall, including: a first-floor security entrance area, a pre-reception area, and a sixth-floor hallway hosting the Huntsville City Council offices and hall conference room on the seventh floor housing the mayor’s office.

Artwork budgets for the four featured locations range from $30,000 to $60,000. City Hall’s public art projects aim to inspire a sense of reflection, community and/or civic engagement.

The new Huntsville City Hall is expected to be completed in 2024.

“While City Hall performs extremely important functional functions for our community as the seat of municipal government, it also serves an important symbolic role,” said Huntsville City Administrator John Hamilton. “It provides a gathering place and outward-looking representation of our great city – the added interest and beauty brought by our community of local artists reinforces the iconic nature of this important public infrastructure.”

Up to fourteen semi-finalist artists or art teams will receive a $1,500 honorarium to create and submit a design proposal. Four finalists will be selected in December 2022 and all Huntsville City Hall Public Art Awards will be announced in early 2023.

“We are excited to see what our community of local artists will bring to this civic space,” said Arts Huntsville Executive Director Allison Dillon-Jauken. “This is a great opportunity for artists to celebrate the people, history or our natural environment of Huntsville through their artwork.”

Interested local artists can begin the application process at https://artshuntsville.slideroom.com/. The deadline for submission is July 24.

A video orientation for interested artists will be posted the week of June 13 on the Arts Huntsville YouTube channel. Questions can be directed to Arts Program Manager Jennifer Johnson at [email protected]

Betty K. Park