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RFP, Downtown Interactive Art Project, Stony Plain, Deadline: Mar 29

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Public Art Call, Downtown Interactive Art Project Request for Proposals Town of Stony Plain

Call to Artists Downtown Interactive Art Project Request for Proposals – CDO2017-01
Stony Plain Public Art Program

Downtown Interactive Project: 
The Town of Stony Plain is pleased to announce a competition for one interactive artwork to be placed in the exterior alcove of the building located at 5115-5117 50th Street. Both individual artists and artist teams are eligible to apply. The Work will take into consideration the characterization of Main Street as the heart of the town and will encompass a component to actively engage the audience as they pass by. Please see the full Request for Proposals for further details on how to submit; deadline for submissions is March 29, 2017. Downtown Interactive Project: Request For Proposals

Budget: $13,500.00 (CAD) (maximum, all inclusive, excluding GST)
Deadline for Proposals: March 29, 2017
Completion Date: August 11, 2017
Enquiries: All enquiries and related responses will be posted to www.stonyplain.com/publicart
Address Enquiries:
Chantelle Laberge
Culture and Tourism Development Officer Town of Stony Plain
Phone: 780-963-8592
Email: claberge@stonyplain.com

Call to Artists Downtown Interactive Art Project Request for Proposals – CDO2017-01

Context
This project is part of the Stony Plain Public Art Program. This program is funded by a percent for art Stony-Plain-archivalpolicy which is designed to enhance the visibility of public art works throughout the community. The selected work will be permanently installed in the downtown core. (Note: The Town reserves the right to move or de-accession the artwork if necessary and will make every effort to notify the artist if applicable.)

Site Background
The corner lot of Main Street (50th Avenue) and 52nd Avenue was originally the site of a two-storey implement agency owned by George Imeson, which began business in approximately 1906. The agency was one of the first businesses to begin operation in the community and carried farm machinery, equipment, buggies and wagons. During this time the top floor of the building was used as the buggy/wagon display area. The implement business was later operated by Ducholke and Wudel. At some point in the original building’s history the top floor was used as a dance hall. The lot beside this building was empty for many years and served as a ‘parking lot’ for horses and wagons, and occasionally fairs were held there.

A new building was constructed on the two lots in 1959 and was known as the ‘Balkan Building’, named after the owner/contractor. It housed Provincial offices and included a courthouse and treasury branch. The building has had a number of owners and undergone several renovations throughout the years. Various businesses have been located in the building, including the Credit Union (1990-2003) and currently Drayden Insurance. The exterior alcove, in which the Work will be installed, was an entrance way when the building held the courthouse.

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