New public art opportunity available for South Houghton Road!
By: Lauren Bays
Arts / March 10, 2021

New public art opportunity available for South Houghton Road!

A new public art opportunity has just opened!
Public Art Opportunity: South Houghton Road (3 Miles)

Featuring Andrada Polytechnic & Pantano High Schools and Pima County Fairgrounds Locations
Pima County and Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona

  • Budget for Artwork: $216,000 (Artist Fee and Materials)
  • Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Pima County is currently in the design phase of the reconstruction and widening of South Houghton Road. The reconstruction site begins at the intersection of Interstate 10 and continues for 3 miles south passed the Pima County Fairgrounds, ending at the Andrada Polytechnic and Pantano High Schools. The project will reconstruct the current 2-lane roadway into a divided 4-lane roadway with two travel lanes in each direction; a separated multi-use path that will connect to the Chuck Huckelberry Loop; as well as drainage improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin approximately Summer / Fall 2021.

The project lends itself to a variety of artforms, including but not limited to, singular or repeating elements, sculptural and 2-dimensional works, as well as kinetic artworks (optical or sound-creating artforms that depend on movement for its effect). All work must be extremely safe and durable. Special consideration must be given to the sustainability and maintenance of the artwork. All work of a structural nature will go through an approval process by the services of a structural engineer, with the assistance of the Arts Foundation Public Art team to assist in these processes.

There are many location opportunities for artwork placement, including the multi-use path; the land areas adjacent to the path and roadway; the entrances to the Pima County Fairgrounds, as well as the entrances to Andrada Polytechnic and Pantano High Schools.

For more information and to apply:

Apply here! (English) Aplican Aquí! (Español)

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