Slover Library, LL40

235 E. Plume St.

Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 664-6854

Call to Artists

Create public art in Norfolk BUDGET: $350,000

 Commission for a Commemoration of the End of Massive Resistance Deadline: November 30, 2017, 2pm

BUDGET: $350,000

PROJECT SITE: The commemoration will be located within the new Government Center located at St. Paul’s Boulevard and Main Street adjacent to Norfolk City Hall. The entire block has been redesigned with a new Circuit, Juvenile and General District Courthouse, a light rail line, new traffic patterns and new landscaping. The square will be the eastern gateway to the City and is extremely visible from all points of downtown. There are a variety of potential locations and the Committee welcomes the artist’s vision of the commemoration and the site most appropriate.  (See site plan below)

SIZE/MEDIA: The artworks should be large enough to create a visual and emotional impact. The committee will consider any durable, permanent materials that are safe and easily maintained.

PROJECT FUNDS: Up to five finalists may be selected to be interviewed by the Public Art Planning Committee via Skype. The finalists are not expected to complete a design at this stage but will be interviewed about past work and creative process. There will also be a preliminary discussion of the sites. The committee reserves the right to select the final artist without a finalist process.


End of Massive Resistance Prospectus