Duke Street Tunnel
1108 Jefferson Street
Alexandra, VA 22314
Event Dates: 5/11/16 - 5/11/16
Entry Deadline: 6/4/17
Days remaining to deadline: 8
Images - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 10
DUKE STREET TUNNEL PUBLIC ART PROJECT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
The City of Alexandria, Virginia invites artists and artist teams living and working in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia to submit their qualifications for a temporary public art project for the Duke Street Pedestrian Concourse.
The public artwork will be located inside the tunnel with potential expansion to the north entrance of concourse. The design of the tunnel incorporates a vaulted ceiling to reflect the historic beer vaults of the former West End Brewery. The concourse is enclosed and properly lit, but not climate controlled. Currently, there are twelve panels inside the tunnel, six on each side. There are additional exterior panels by the north side of the concourse.
Carlyle is a vibrant and walkable mixed-use community with a rich legacy. As Alexandria’s 'economic engine’ and innovation hub, Carlyle is the home of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the National Science Foundation, and Motley Fool. It sits on what used to be a cattle yard, a tannery, a slave pen, a glass bottle factory, and a brewery.
The project aligns with the Carlyle Vitality Initiative -an effort to enhance neighborhood vitality and quality of life for Carlyle residents, employees and visitors, as well as to improve the Carlyle area’s competitiveness in the regional office market. The initiative focuses on implementing physical and programming enhancements in Carlyle in order to activate the public realm.
Application Deadline: June 4, 2017, at 11:59 MST
Budget: Up to $20,000
Applications due..................................... Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 11:59 MST
Alexandria’s Vision for Public Art: Public art in Alexandria is about the city’s past, present, and future. Public art will enrich the experience of Alexandria’s past, celebrate the spirit of Alexandria’s present, and shape the identity of Alexandria’s future. Public art in Alexandria may:
How to apply: Call for entry information must be submitted to CAFÉ www.callforentry.org
For questions or additional information contact, please contact Jimena Larson, Public Art Coordinator at email@example.com