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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Call For Artists - Roundabout Retrofit

Call for Artists-Roundabout Retrofit Newsflash Deadline Extended-01

The Kennewick Arts Commission is soliciting proposals to create a public art installation to be placed within the center surface of two (2) current roundabouts located in Kennewick.  The objective is to infuse art in an otherwise utilitarian area, decrease water usage and lower maintenance needs in high traffic areas.


ARTWORK:   The spirit of the art should reflect the themes associated with Kennewick and listed in the  Art Opportunity Zone Description available on our website at

Approved and funded locations:

  • W. 4th Ave. & Kellogg St.
  • 2nd location to be determined later in 2020

Suggested materials include metal, local stone materials such as granite, basalt and obsidian, or reclaimed and recycled materials from locally significant sources.  Kinetic elements, inventive use of lighting and renewable energy or solar are encouraged.  The design should be of significant size and weight appropriate for the proposed roundabout design.  Especially important is the need to maintain visual clearance for the drivers navigating the structures.  The city’s goal is to provide artistic, interesting, colorful designs within the inner circle’s 60’ diameter and eliminate the need for grass or plantings requiring irrigation or maintenance.   See Exhibit A for a survey of the W. 4th Ave & S. Kellogg St. roundabout.  Please note, items listed in map legend will need to be designed around.  Irrigation items listed in the legend will be removed.  All other legend items will remain in place.

BUDGET:   An amount of $15,000 has been established within the project budget for each roundabout and includes design, fabrication, shipping/transportation and installation oversight for the site. Artist may submit up to 5 proposals for the site but must clearly label name and materials to be used. 

ELIGIBLE ARTISTS:  Professional artists or teams living in the Pacific Northwest may apply. Submitted designs must be original works of the artist and in compliance with all existing copyright laws.   

DEADLINE:  Submittals must be received no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, April 3, 2020.  Deadline extended to Friday, May 8th at 4:30 pm.

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