Seeking Art Installation for the LaVale Library in Allegany County, MD
The Allegany Arts Council is seeking artist proposals for the development of a Public Art Across Maryland grant application to be completed in March 2023. This is open to ALL Marylanders, even artists here in Cecil County. The deadline to submit proposals is December 30, 2022.
In partnership with the Allegany County Library System, the Allegany Arts Council is developing a Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) grant application for the newly-constructed LaVale Library located at 815 National Highway, LaVale, Maryland.
An important goal for the new library was to develop multipurpose spaces which blend indoor and outdoor use. The final design included an exterior reading and events patio which will be used for story times, music events, outdoor reading, and as an additional space for public gatherings. The patio is located on the southwest corner of the building and is accessible from the large reading room. The patio is located next to a stormwater management area which redirects runoff from the nearby mountain.
Because of its southwestern exposure, the reading and events patio receives direct sunlight for most afternoons and early evenings, making the space less desirable for use by the public, staff, and for events. The goal of the project is to develop public artwork which is three-dimensional, durable, and which provides sustainable shade to the patio area, enabling it to be fully utilized. Proposals could include canopies or sun shades, free-standing or affixed.
What they are looking for specifically…
The goal of the project is to develop public artwork which is three-dimensional, durable, and which provides sustainable shade to the outside patio area of the library, enabling it to be fully utilized. Proposals could include canopies or sun shades, free-standing or affixed.
- Request for Proposals PDF – this has ALL of the project information
- LaVale Library website – Great pictures of the library and more information about it
- Allegany Arts Council website – These are the great folks accepting proposals for this project, any questions, please reach out directly to them