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Port St. Lucie's Floresta Drive Roundabout: A Unique Opportunity for Artists to Shape Community Identity

Dated: October 18 2023

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Are you an artist looking to make a lasting impact on a community? The City of Port St. Lucie has an incredible opportunity for you. A new roundabout is being constructed near Floresta Elementary School, and the city is inviting artists to submit their qualifications for designing a large-scale, site-specific artwork. This is more than just a public art project; it's a chance to become a part of the city's cultural fabric.

## Why This Project Matters

The new roundabout isn't just about improving traffic flow; it's about enhancing the community's identity. The artwork will serve as a landmark on Floresta Drive and will be thematically connected to Floresta Elementary School's dolphin mascot. This is a unique opportunity for artists to create work that resonates with both the local community and visitors alike.

## Who Can Apply?

The city is looking for individual artists or artist teams capable of conceptualizing and executing a project of this scale. The selected artist(s) will work closely with a Project Team comprising city representatives, project designers, and community leaders.

## Selection Criteria Explained

### Artistic Excellence

Your work should not only be aesthetically pleasing but also have transformative and distinctive qualities that set it apart.

### Contextual Relevance

The artwork should complement the surrounding architecture, local history, and the community's ethos.

### Community Engagement

Selected artists will be expected to lead community engagement sessions to introduce their proposed artwork.

### Durability and Safety

The artwork must be durable, resistant to weather conditions, and safe for public interaction.

### Technical Feasibility

Artists need to provide evidence of their ability to complete the project as proposed, within the given timelines and budgets.

### Past Performance

The Selection Committee will review the artist's past contracts to ensure reliability and capability.

## What's Expected from the Selected Artist?

- High artistic quality

- Site-appropriate design

- Use of durable materials

- Minimal maintenance requirements

- Resistance to vandalism

- Alignment with project goals

## How to Apply

Interested artists should convert all application materials into a PDF and email them to Josh Lapp at Designing Local ([anna@designinglocal.com](mailto:anna@designinglocal.com)) by November 6, 5 p.m. EST. File sharing platforms like Dropbox and Google Drive can be used for large PDFs. There is no submission fee for this project.

## Questions?

For any queries, you can reach out to Josh Lapp at 614-607-1557 or Planner III Bethany Grubbs at 772-344-4362. Additional information about the Public Art Master Plan is available at [www.CityofPSL.com/Art](http://www.cityofpsl.com/Art).

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