Calling all artists!
The City of Boston is searching for creative individuals to create a public piece of art for Roxbury’s newest fire station.
Engine 42 Fire Station, located at 1870 Columbus Avenue, will be built near Egleston Square. The project, which is commissioned by the city, has a budget of $300,000. The commission comes as a part of the construction project.
"This is a monumental project for the City of Boston, and a great example of incorporating art into different sectors," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said in a statement. "I look forward to seeing the oldest fire department in the nation be transformed and revitalized through public art.”
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The search for artists comes from Walsh’s Office of Arts and Culture in collaboration with the Boston Art Commission. The art will be located outside of the building or on its grounds.
Officials are looking for a design that will enrich the connection between the Boston Fire Department and the surrounding Roxbury and Egleston communities.
The Call to Artists application is open to all mediums of artists. The deadline to submit questions about the art project will be Aug. 29. You can submit your questions here.
Applications for the project are due by Sept. 18. You can apply here.