Denver’s looking for local artists to create a piece for Westwood Park

Miriam, 11, pushes Osbaldo, 6, on a swing at Westwood Park, Aug. 18, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Miriam, 11, pushes Osbaldo, 6, on a swing at Westwood Park, Aug. 18, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denver is looking to add some art to Westwood Park, and it’s looking for local talent to do the job.

The selection panel is looking for work that is “appropriate for park visitors,” reflects the parks design and respects the cultural diversity and history of the neighborhood, according to a press release. More specifically, it’s looking for art that will “celebrate the community of Westwood and help instill a sense of pride and ownership in the park through the creation of a timeless and permanent art installation of high artistic merit and quality.”

The artist or artist group who takes on the project will be required to host hands-on workshops to engage the community in the creative process.

The project budget is $55,000 and the commission is open to all Colorado artists. The city’s Public Art Program is accepting applications via CallforEntry.org through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 24.

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