Playable Art Park Public Sculpture Competition
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
July 1 to October 1, 2011
The full RFP is available at: http://www.playableartpark.