Cricket is played by millions and enjoyed by billions all over the world. Northwest Arkansas has over fifty cricket teams with more than 1,000 athletes. While it isn't a traditional sport for this region, Bentonville isn't a traditional city. Every year, Northwest Arkansas welcomes new residents from all over the world. Bentonville places a high value on outdoor activity and works to provide facilities for all forms of recreation. Cities become more than just municipalities when its people connect in new shared experiences. Sports are one way - just like food - to connect in a memorable way even across traditions and cultures.
The objective of this project is to enrich and energize this new public space with an original work that becomes a landmark and physical recognition of the establishment of cricket in the area. The site is a new, 25-acre park, Creekside Park, currently being built adjacent to an elementary school, a Hindu temple and two apartment complexes. Little Osage Creek Runs through the park.
For more details about the request for proposals and how to submit a proposal, visit: http://www.bentonvillear.com/464/Public-Art-Advisory-Committee