TOWN OF AVON STORM DRAIN EDUCATIONAL ART INSTALLATION for 2021
The Town of Avon, Colorado, (“Town”) invites all qualified artists to submit a Statement of Qualifications to provide professional artistic designs for printed decals to educate the public about storm drains and promote the health of our valuable natural waterways. The selected artists will be commissioned to create an original and specific work depicting one of the five Colorado wildlife species that live in or near our natural waterways, such as Cutthroat Trout, Boreal Toad, Bald Eagle, American Dipper, Stoneflies, American Beaver or other species at artists’ suggestion. The images will be digitally transferred to a slip resistant decal which will be adhered in proximity to selected storm drains throughout the Town of Avon. Selected artists will receive a $500 stipend.
The enhancement of public places by integrating the creative work of artists improves the pedestrian experience and promotes vibrancy, creativity and livelihood in the community. The presence of and access to public art enlivens the public areas of buildings and their grounds and makes them more welcoming. It creates a deeper interaction with the places where we live, work, and visit. Public art illuminates the diversity and history of a community, and points to its aspirations for the future.
In the past, motor oil, paint, detergents, paints, fertilizers, pesticides and household products have been dumped down storm drains in our communities. Unlike sanitary sewers, storm drains flow directly into our natural waterways unfiltered. Dumping waste down a storm drain is no different from dumping directly into our rivers, creeks and streams. The purpose of this art installation will be to highlight the direct connection between storm drains and our natural waterways.
Site Description: Various storm drain sites in highly trafficked areas in the Town along main roadways, Main Street Mall, Recreation Center and surrounding public parks and playgrounds.
• Deadline for entry: January 15, 2021
• Proposed selection notification: March 1, 2021
• Commissioned art deadline: May 1, 2021
• Installation completed by June 1, 2021
Please submit Statements of Qualifications by January 15, 2021. Please submit one digital copy in PDF format to: Danita Dempsey, CASE Manager; Via E-Mail:
Statement of Qualification Content: Interested artists should include the following information in the
Statement of Qualifications. The Statement of Qualification should be in an 8 ½” x 11” portrait format with at least 12-point font size.