The Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program in conjunction with the Highway Construction & Engineering Division is seeking to commission one artist or artist team to design, build and install functionally integrated site-specific public artwork for a pocket park located adjacent to a major vehicular corridor in Davie, Florida.
The location for the artwork is a 1.3 acre pocket park, currently under construction as part of a County road improvement project. The pocket park is sited along a major north/south vehicular corridor in central Broward County utilized by an estimated 29,000 vehicles daily. Functionally integrated public art shall enhance the landscape design for the space which includes a meandering walking path, shrubbery and trees. The artwork shall be visible to individuals traveling northbound, without creating an obstruction or distraction. The artwork must be low maintenance and generate an awareness of the attributes or history of the Town of Davie and Broward County and the native people who once resided in the area, through a contemporary artistic approach. Specific locations for artwork opportunities will be determined as a result of interaction with project team and the community. It is intended that the artwork be spatially integrated to the site as well as functionally integrated.
The pocket park is situated on the east side of South Pine Island Road, between Southwest 18th and Southwest 21st Streets in the Town of Davie, Florida. Significant archeological finds have been made in the immediate area.
Budget: $65,000, all inclusive