The City of Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission is seeking artists to participate in its “ArtCurrents” program. Artists submit applications for placement of their sculptures around downtown Coeur d’Alene, Riverstone, and Atlas Waterfront Park for a period of one (1) year, with an option to renew for a second year. The displayed works should be created and displayed with the intention of selling within the year, with the City of Coeur d’Alene receiving a 25% commission from the sale. The Arts Commission has set a maximum selling price for each piece at $15,000 in order to make the art accessible to a variety of buyers.
The selected artists or artists teams will be paid a stipend of $1,000.00 for the first year. A second stipend of $1,000.00 may be paid to the artists at the start of the second year should the Arts Commission choose to retain the piece. ArtCurrents pieces are displayed along Sherman Avenue, Lakeside Avenue, City Park, Atlas Riverfront Park, and the Riverstone area.
Public art is a distinguishing part of our public history and our culture and creates and enhances neighborhood and community identity. It adds to the visual landscape and character of the city. It turns ordinary spaces into community landmarks, promotes diverse dialogue and most importantly, is accessible to everyone. ArtCurrents is looking for creative artists who capture the spirit and atmosphere of the environment in which we live. Pieces are encouraged which center on themes or interpretations of the Northwest in any form. These artworks may be in any medium that will withstand the elements year-round and may be abstract or realistic. ArtCurrents provides high-visibility outdoor gallery space for each piece chosen throughout high-traffic streets, parks, and public spaces in town. These pieces enrich the beauty of our city landscape while providing exposure to the artist with the intent of selling the piece.
Applications must be received through the CaFÉ website (www.callforentry.org) no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on July 3, 2023. The call is entitled: “Coeur d’Alene Art Currents 2023.”
Installation of the artwork will begin in October.
For more information about the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission, visit our website at www.cdaid.org/arts.