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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Post Register: Driggs Calls for Artists to Adorn City Center Plaza

Posted By on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 at 2:00 PM


click to enlarge The city of Driggs is looking for artists to help with its new City Center Plaza. - CITY OF DRIGGS
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  • The city of Driggs is looking for artists to help with its new City Center Plaza.

The city of Driggs, in Eastern Idaho, is calling on artists to help it spiff up a pair of planned downtown projects. According to the Idaho Falls Post-Register, The city plans to hire at least one artist to create artwork for two areas of its new City Center Plaza. According to a news release from the city, a sculpture is envisioned in front the new visitor center, which is themed to reflect the “wild beauty, seasonal changes and rich cultural history of the Greater Yellowstone area.” 

For the second project, the city wants seating arrangements that somehow incorporate art—what planners are calling “art seat walls.” 

The projects, which are part of the city’s ongoing effort to revitalize downtown, are being paid for with $50,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
City spokesman Doug Self told the Post-Register that adding more artwork will compel travelers passing through Driggs to perhaps stop and have lunch or explore the downtown area.

Artists can submit proposals until Sept. 19. There may be a third art project opportunity, but that won’t be finalized until December.


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