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City of Asheville is Asking Artists for Public Art

ASHEVILLE NC – The City of Asheville is seeking to commission a qualified artist to create an original terrazzo floor design as public art for the U.S. Cellular Center lobby floor.

The U.S. Cellular Center, located in downtown Asheville, is a regional venue for entertainment, trade shows and events that is undergoing a series of renovations. A major component of the renovation is the installation of a new epoxy terrazzo floor depicting integrated artwork located at the entrance way of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

The project is open to all qualified artists with experience in pubic art. Artists who have experience designing or installing terrazzo floors in high traffic settings are preferred. The commissioned artist will work collaboratively with the U.S. Cellular Center renovation architect, floor construction contractor, and a citizen review team.

Artists’ proposals will be accepted electronically through May 5, 2013 at CallforEntry.org, also known as CaFÉ™. Project specifications and instructions on how to apply are located at www.callforentry.org. For information about the call for artists, contact Basil Punsalan at 828-259-5552 or [email protected].

The City of Asheville Public Art Program oversees Asheville’s public art collection with assistance of the Public Art & Cultural Commission. The collection includes the popular Urban Trail, a historic walking tour of downtown Asheville; along with other prominent works in the downtown area including but not limited to the Pack Fountain, Energy Loop, Deco Gecko and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

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