New Call to Artists! Santa Cruz River: Irvington to Drexel
By: Jenea Sanchez
News & Opps / October 21, 2022

New Call to Artists! Santa Cruz River: Irvington to Drexel

We are excited to announce a NEW opportunity for Public Artists:

Public Art Call to Artists / Artist Teams

Santa Cruz River: Irvington to Drexel

Pima County, Flood Control
Budget for Artwork: $35,036
Application Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2022 by 11:59 pm Arizona Time

Link to Guidelines
Link to Application


In collaboration with Pima County, the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona (Arts Foundation) is seeking a qualified Public Artist or Artist Team for commission, through a Request for Qualifications application process (RFQ).


The Pima County Regional Flood Control District (District) has opened a solicitation for bid through Procurement for bids to construct the river park.  The District anticipates beginning construction summer 2022. The project is scheduled to be completed in 120 working days.


The artworks location is within the archeological themed Airport Wash plaza. The theme of the plaza is based on a prehistoric Pleistocene Camelops hesternus bone discovered at this site after the 1983 flood. The artwork theme will highlight this ancient megafauna as well as the camels of the more recent history in the southwest as part of the U.S. Camel Corps in the mid-1800s. The County is interested in an interactive artwork for youth that complements the educational signage in the plaza. The artwork will be developed in collaboration with the Art Selection Panel and the Artist selected for the project during the artwork design phase. Artists interested in creating an interactive artwork for youth that represents regional history and archeology are strongly encouraged to apply.

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