Drink Up Lynchburg (2016 - 2018)
Drink Up Lynchburg is a program to provide artistic public drinking fountains downtown--public art with a purpose!
Artists are being asked to design a creative exterior for a public drinking fountain that responds to geographic, social, environmental, and/or the historic context downtown in an effort to augment Lynchburg’s growing collection of public art, make a public good readily available to the public, and commemorate the City’s upcoming waterline project.
The fountain will be installed as part of the streetscape project and will be a fixture of downtown for years.
The City of Lynchburg is embarking on a monumental project--replacing the water lines in over fifty blocks of downtown Lynchburg! Taking advantage of the situation and not causing this disruption twice, the City is implementing a streetscape project simultaneously.
Including drinking fountains in the streetscape is an easy and obvious element to include in a project spurred by waterline replacement. Less obvious is transforming the fountains into public art – a unique opportunity to celebrate and reveal the importance and history of public drinking water while enriching the downtown experience.
An Important Link with History
Artists should submit a cover letter, letters of reference, prior work samples, drawings illustrating their design, and a budget for completing the work. Download the specifications here.
Submissions are due September 15, 2016.
Contact Kim Soerensen at 434 610-5447 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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