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Public Art Commission Issues Call for Proposals

Post Date:09/03/2015 10:53 AM

MONTGOMERY – The City of Montgomery Public Art Commission issued its second in a series of Calls for Proposals for new public art in downtown Montgomery.  The project calls for installation of a mural at the Kyser Management-owned 435 Maxwell Boulevard property, a highly visible location along Maxwell Boulevard across the street from Wright Brothers Park and near the new Heights development.

“We are excited to partner with the Kyser family on this project. Without the support of the business community, public art would not have the opportunity to flourish in downtown Montgomery,” said Ashley Ledbetter, Executive Director of the Montgomery Area Business Committee for the Arts and Chair of the City’s Public Art Commission.

The call does not specify a “theme” but asks that submissions be vibrant, engaging, uplifting and appropriate content for all audiences. The full call for proposals document is on the commission’s website at www.mgmpublicart.com.  Proposals are due October 15, 2015.

“Incorporating public art is vital to our community’s continued efforts to revitalize downtown,” Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange said. “Strategic public/private partnerships, like this one, are key to enhancing the quality of life not only for those living and working downtown but the thousands of visitors to our city every year.”

The mission of the Montgomery Public Art Commission is to coordinate activities dedicated to the placement of art in public places and to promote public art to enhance the vibrancy of the city and quality of life of its residents.  The Public Art Commission, staffed by the City’s Department of Development, funds projects through solicitation of grants and other private funding.

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