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CITY SEEKING ART PROPOSALS FOR WAHIAWA TRANSIT CENTER

 

(Mon., October 8, 2012) − The City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts will select two works of art for the Wahiawa Transit Center and is seeking proposals from artists or artist teams. The budget for each project is $100,000.00. The application deadline is January 11, 2013.

 

The Wahiawa Transit Center, at 956 California Avenue, is a two-story, 46,000 square foot structure with exterior historic-themed decorative elements. It functions as the main community bus station. The anticipated goal is for artworks that highlight the history and culture of Wahiawa with emphasis on the transportation history of the area.

 

The artworks are for the interior driveway walls. The West Project location is the west bus driveway and the East Project location is the east bus driveway. The art work may use one or both walls of each driveway for works such as a mural, frieze, fresco, sculpture, or other wall-mounted works of art that are permanently installed. The work of art may be installed on a substrate to be attached to the existing wall.

 

The selected artist or artist team must comply with Federal Transit Administration contractor requirements due to U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration funding of the commission.

 

Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on January 11, 2013 at:

 

Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts

Attention: Art for Wahiawa Transit Center

550 South King Street, Room 203

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.

 

For application requirements, project details, and other information please visit www1.honolulu.gov/moca/news.htm or contact Registrar E. Tory Laitila at (808) 768-4105, or email him at tlaitila@honolulu.gov.

 

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