Port St. Lucie seeks to select an artist with artwork that is either already fabricated or can be fabricated for the purpose of enhancing the aesthetics of City Hall. With the mission, vision and goals of the City’s Strategic Plan as a guide, the artist’s work should engage visitors, create a sense of community, and be appropriate for all ages. All work submitted must be freestanding. The selected artist will receive a total of $10,000 for the term of the art loan. The amount includes costs for transportation, installation, and dismantling. A payment of $9,000 will be made to the artist upon installation and $1,000 will be paid upon removal.
Read more about the City's Call to Artists and how to apply.
The City has determined that art—including architectural enhancement and special landscape treatment—should be planned as an integral part of the City. Enhancing the visual quality of the cityscape will add to our residents quality of life and raise the level of awareness to the importance of aesthetic experiences in their everyday lives.
To further this goal, the City Council established the Public Art Advisory Board. The Board presents a Public Art Master Plan for review and approval by City Council and recommends specific public art projects, including the selection of works of art, special landscape treatments and architectural enhancements. The Board is comprised of seven members who serve on a voluntary basis.
- City Council Ordinance 13-18 (Establishing Public Art Advisory Board)
- Public Art Advisory Board Bylaws
- Public Art Requirement Checklist
The Artist Registry is open to all qualified professional artists* with experience in the process of implementing their ideas and work in the public realm. Artist teams are welcome to register. Artists must have at least five years of demonstrated professional art experience with a body of original, completed artwork.
*For the purpose of this registry, “qualified professional artist” means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as possessing serious intent and ability. Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, training in the arts, receipt of honors and awards, income from commissions of artwork and placement of artwork in public institutions, museums or private collections.
For more information, call: (772) 871-5212