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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Northwest Arkansas Artists Invited to Submit Proposals for Artwork

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Bentonville, AR, May 21, 2020….. The Bentonville Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) wants to increase awareness for local artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. With their new initiative, Call for NWA Artists, they are accepting proposals for artwork from artists who reside in Benton or Washington counties.

Artists may propose any medium for any location in Bentonville that is public property, such as parks, community facilities, city offices, and public rights-of-way. Both temporary and permanent display options will be considered. The artwork must be unique from artwork currently on display on public property in Bentonville and build on the art and cultural experiences in Northwest Arkansas. Proposals that reflect Bentonville’s history and growing diversity and promote community harmony are strongly encouraged.

Details and proposal requirements are available on the City of Bentonville website: http://www.bentonvillear.com/464/Public-Art-Advisory-Committee. To receive a digital copy, contact Shelli Kerr at skerr@bentonvillear.com or (479)271-3122.

The proposal form is online at https://www.bentonvillear.com/FormCenter/Planning-8/Public-Art-Proposal-70. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 26, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.