Public Art Specifications
The sculptural public art pieces will be used as a functional public art to hang festival and special event banners, and will require elements to attach the banners.
- Two separate public art pieces will be adjacent to the 12’ ft bridge, for the new park entrance over Ellerbe Creek (example bridge pictured above).
- Public art height: approximately 12-13 ft. Required clear height (10’ minimum) for emergency vehicles.
- Public art base: 3’ feet square concrete footers located on either side of the entry, raised 2’ feet above grade to support sculptural public art element.
- Sealed Engineered Drawing are required.
Rock Quarry Park Renovations
Rock Quarry Park spans over 46 acres and is home to many festivals and events. The Edison Johnson Recreation Center, Aquatics Center, and Sprayground are all located on the Rock Quarry Park property. In between the recreation center and aquatics center sits a playground, sprayground, picnic tables, and a grill. The purpose of this project is to upgrade the park so that it can better support events, festivals, and daily use. Although DPR hosts annual events at the Rock Quarry Park including the Bimbé Festival, Rock the Park Series, Latino Festival, and Canine Field Day, failing stormwater infrastructure, limited vehicular access, and poor asphalt conditions limit the site's ongoing use as a large-scale festival destination. The project design will address failing stormwater infrastructure, accessibility issues, the addition of new park amenities; a stage platform, an extension trail between the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Trail and the Ellerbee Creek Trail, and a new 12’ wide bridge park entrance over Ellerbee Creek near the National Guard Armory.
Tuesday, March 9, 2021: Pre-Qualified Artist Registry promotion for Rock Quarry begins
Friday, March 19, 2021: Pre-Qualified Artist Registry closes for Rock Quarry
Monday, April 12, 2021: Notify Artists of Decision by Artist Selection Panel
Monday, April 26, 2021: Design Development and Community Engagement begins (4 Weeks)
Friday, May 21, 2021: Design Development and Community Engagement ends
Monday, June 28, 2021: Fabrication/installation begins based on construction of site
Friday, July 30, 2021: Completed installation deadline
Artist Selection Process
The total maximum budget for this project is $11,000, including engagement, artist-design, fabrication and documentation of the artwork on site.