Artists wanted for new Surprise fire station

Arts commission calling for design proposals

Posted 7/20/20

The city of Surprise is seeking professional artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a unique, permanent signature piece for the new Fire Station 304 facility.

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Artists wanted for new Surprise fire station

Arts commission calling for design proposals

Courtesy city of Surprise
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The city of Surprise is seeking professional artists or artist teams to design, fabricate and install a unique, permanent signature piece for the new Fire Station 304 facility.

The site location at 24550 N. 163rd Ave. includes a flat, circular pad 20 feet in diameter, located on the exterior of the building and grounds, and adjacent to a large neighborhood roadway.

The proposed design must incorporate interactive elements that are welcoming and inviting to residents and visitors of the neighboring area and which are relevant to a fire-medical service theme, and include benches or other elements for a seating area. 

The artists will work in collaboration with the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission to finalize a design that reflects the character of the surrounding area and may speak to the function of the nearby facilities.

The artist is encouraged to consider terms such as “interactive,” “inviting,” “fire service,”“dedication,” and “rescue.”

The proposed design must utilize durable materials suitable for outside elements including extreme heat, wind, rain, and changes in temperature, and must be suitable for normal outdoor wear and tear seen in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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