Call for Proposals: Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee needs functional sculpture you could lock a bike to (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Project Description:  The Tarpon Springs Public Art Committee (TSPAC) is seeking designs for Phase II of its Art Bike Rack Project. This phase of the project will place artist-designed and fabricated bike racks primarily in downtown Tarpon Springs along the City’s Art and History Trail. Bike rack designs must accommodate two to four bicycles and represent the unique aesthetic and cultural identity of Tarpon Springs’ downtown historic district, built primarily at the turn of the twentieth century.

Design, Fabrication and Delivery: This is a design and build project that requires the artist to deliver one uniquely designed and completed commercial-grade, welded metal bike rack for the City to install. Artists may use a fabricator of their choice.

Budgetup to $3,000 per bike rack including design, fabrication, and delivery. Submissions must include a detailed budget itemizing design fee, materials, fabrication, and the cost of additional fabrication of limited editions. The design becomes the property of the City of Tarpon Springs.

Projected Timeline:
Call for Artists Posted:  August 4, 2017
Submission Deadline:    October 6, 2017
Winners Notified:          November 30, 2017
Planned Installation:      February/March, 2018
Further Information: Please contact Denise Manning, Public Art Committee, phone (727) 943-4922, ext. 6010, or Email