The Town of Westlake, through its Westlake Public Arts Competition Advisory Committee, is accepting qualifications from artists for a Public Art installation at the corner of Davis Boulevard and Dove Road in Westlake, Texas. This is the first in a series of such pieces planned for the Town and will, therefore, set an artistic standard for future works. Westlake seeks an art installation that will engage and inspire residents, visitors and employees of all ages.
The selected artist will be asked to create a design and proposal for fabrication and installation of a major public artwork to be located on the site described. The site is part of a larger tract shared with Westlake’s newest fire station, now under construction. Therefore, the selected artist will be required to coordinate their work with the project contractor and landscape architect in order to properly sequence implementation and appropriately integrate with the overall landscape design. Artists who have experience in the execution of projects with similar scope and requirements are urged to respond to this invitation.
The Town of Westlake
Westlake is a growing, vibrant community, with a unique identity located in the dynamic Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Town of Westlake comprises emerging commercial and residential areas juxtaposed with pastoral and open spaces. Westlake’s agricultural beginnings, its proximity to neighboring growth centers, and its location relative to the outward expansion of both Dallas and Fort Worth have contributed to the present character, setting, and identity of the Town as well as its commitments to development entitlements.
Westlake Public Arts Competition Vision & Mission Statement
“Expand the natural, cultural and aesthetic environment of the Town of Westlake with works of art that engage the senses, challenge the mind, enhance the beauty, and embrace the soul of the citizens of Westlake.”
“The Westlake Public Art Advisory Competition Committee is founded to establish a partnership between the Town of Westlake and distinguished representatives of the Regional Arts Community that will jointly pursue a Competition based Public Arts Program in Westlake Texas which cultivates excellence in public art, nourishes and develops new and emerging talent, provides a venue for the recognition and promotion of such unique talent, and seeks masterpiece in public art works overall.“
Goals, Themes and Scope of the Dove Rd./Davis Blvd. Project
Westlake is seeking a Public Art installation that:
● Builds upon the visual, locational, and public importance of this site.
● Manifests the site’s exceptional natural characteristics.
● Allows public interaction that the artist deems appropriate for this project.
The site is located at the corner of two major roads in the Town with three residential developments and corporate campuses close by. Therefore, the artwork will be visible from multiple vantage points. Most critically it will be visible from the street level, where it will be prominent to pedestrians and automobiles in the course of daily trip activity.
Rendition of new fire station at the Dove/Davis intersection.
For additional information regarding scope, budget, and requirements, download the full document here:
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