In 2020, the City of Monterey is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1770. To commemorate this historic milestone, the City of Monterey is calling for artists to submit proposals for a mural and sculpture. The unveiling of new and permanent public art will be a part of a series of celebrations in the summer of 2020.
The City of Monterey is looking for memorable, exceptional and timeless pieces that will acknowledge the City's past, present and future by celebrating our historic heritage, cultural diversity, and distinctive environment. Proposed sites will be gateways to Monterey, locations that are visible to millions of pedestrians and passing traffic each year. Proposals submitted must include a scale mockup, in color, with the full development of concept along with production costs.
A selection committee will review qualified proposals and make recommendations to the Museums and Cultural Arts, Park & Recreation and Planning Commissions. Sealed proposals must be received in the Colton Hall Museum, 570 Pacific Street, at Monterey City Hall by Friday, May 24, 2019 by 4pm. An application and more details about the proposal description, locations, and selection process is available online here - look for the application form for the Call for Public Art Mural and Call for Public Art Sculpture or pick them up at Colton Hall Museum, 570 Pacific Street in Monterey.
The unveiling of public art will be a historic and significant moment in Monterey 250 events. These landmarks will inspire generations of Monterey residents and visitors, will enhance and enliven community parks and business districts, and will memorialize a major national milestone.