Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Call for Artists: Playable Art Park

Here's a call for artists!

Playable Art Park Public Sculpture Competition

The Sandy Springs Conservancy and Art Sandy Springs in joint venture, with a grant from Northside Hospital, seek to acquire original, permanent, interactive works of art for the proposed Playable Art Park at Abernathy Greenway.

The art work should:

  • promote the concept of art in public open and green spaces
  • introduce children to fine art through safe, interactive outdoor play
  • promote public health and wellness through active outdoor play
  • provide a desirable amenity to the City of Sandy Springs and its community


The Playable Art Park at Abernathy Greenway is a new idea for a new location. Abernathy Greenway is a 20-acre linear park now under construction by the City of Sandy Springs, located just north of Atlanta, Georgia. Abernathy Greenway, about a mile long, will be new greenspace on the north and south sides of Abernathy Road, a major traffic artery in Metro Atlanta used by tens of thousands of drivers each day. The Greenway master plan calls for lighted walking trails, a playground, gardens, patios and plazas for both active and passive recreation. Greenway construction began in 2009, with a focus on completing north-side amenities first. These are scheduled to open to the public in Spring, 2012.

The Playable Art Park, approximately half an acre with six sculpture installation zones, will be located on the north side and is set to open Fall, 2012.


Up to $40,000 per sculpture

Awards total $240,000

Proposals Accepted

July 1 to October 1, 2011

The full RFP is available at: http://www.playableartpark.org/


  1. Sounds enticing. Of all the rfp's I've ever read that is the first art related one. Good to know they are all basically laid out the same. I would love to submit. I used to live right near that park.

  2. Terri, you should submit! It sound like a fun project...!