City of Denton Public Art Opportunities
The City of Denton Public Art Committee has been working to rewrite Public Art Policy and to professionalize the process by which work is commissioned. Recent additions to the collection include work from Jesus Morales, James Surls, and the Fire Fighter Bell Tower Memorial designed by Millie Giles.
For the next 30 to 45 days, a list will be compiled of pre-qualified artists that can be eligible for the next 2 years to receive commissions for work under 50K without submitting for each and every project.
- To be considered for the pre-qualified list, artists must register at https://artist.callforentry.org/register.php after April 15th
- Search for Denton or public art and upload a current resume and up to 10 images of your work
Currently, the city has 4 funded projects ranging from $5,000 to $45,000, for a total of $115,000 worth of projects awaiting this list of pre-qualified artists. Pieces sought for the following locations:
- Dog Park at North Lakes
- Fire Station at Ave A and I35
- Vela Soccer Park
- pilot project for wrapping traffic control boxes in the downtown corridor
- It is also likely that several mural projects will be funded in the near future
Madeline Wiener was selected for a commission at the MLK Recreation Center at 1300 Wilson St. in Denton. The artist will make several visits to the site and hopes to involve community members in the creation and dedication of the work. The dedication is planned for March of 2020.
- If you are a student or local artist and would like to be involved at any level, reach out to Brian Wheeler, Assistant Director of Elm Fork Education Center via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 940-565-4912.
- Visit https://www.cityofdenton.com/en-us/business/get-involved/public-art-committee