Artists Invited to Apply for Mosaic Project

Submitted by The City of Olympia

The City of Olympia is seeking to commission exterior artwork to define three sidewalk locations (approximately 4 x 10 feet) in downtown Olympia to recognize 3 Olympia music legends, now deceased. The music nodes will be stand-alone installations that host summer acoustic performances. Selected artists will design an image to be fabricated in mosaic, representing the life and work of a local music legacy. Fabrication and installation will be arranged by the City. Six semi-finalists will be selected based on previous work by a jury composed of members of the Olympia Arts Commission. Artist is responsible for design only.

Eligibility: Artists who reside and create their work within Washington State.

Total Budget: Six semi-finalists will each receive an honoraria of $500 for development of concept designs. Artists will need a City of Olympia Business License to receive payment.

Artists of the selected three proposals will receive $1,000 each (inclusive of all applicable fees and taxes) to finalize designs with the City-selected contractor and follow the process through to completion.

Application: Available on the City’s website at

Deadline: Application must be received by Monday, May 22, 2017, 5 p.m. 

Questions? Contact Stephanie Johnson, Arts Program Manager at 360.709.2678 or

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