Public Art Opportunity: Hopkins City Hall Entry Vestibule Sculpture


Public Art Opportunity: Hopkins City Hall Entry Vestibule Sculpture

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The newly renovated Hopkins City Hall will feature an original, suspended artwork created by a Minnesota artist.  The site for the piece is the new entry vestibule, a welcoming focal point to the center of city government and services.  The vestibule is on the north side of the building, with glass on the east, west, and north walls.

We are looking for lightweight, suspended art that will make use of the ample natural light the windows will provide.  Pieces with integrated illumination are welcome.  On account of placement and traffic, durable materials are a must.  This space will be illuminated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the artwork will be very visible.  The sculpture should be welcoming, and reflective of the Hopkins’ Mission and Vision:

Mission- Inspire, Educate, Involve, Communicate

Vision- Creating a spirit of community where: All People feel safe and respected, and diversity is celebrated.



$15,000 – inclusive of all costs (including, but not limited to: materials, transportation, and installation.)


This opportunity is open to artists that are residents of Minnesota, and have previously completed a public art project with a budget of at least $15,000.

Deadline for Submissions
February 22, 2019


Selection Criteria

-Quality of proposed artwork

-Suitability of proposed artwork for the site

-Ability of artist to complete project based on resume, work samples, and prior work experience

Project Location

Hopkins City Hall
1010 1st Street South
Hopkins, MN 55343

Submission Process

Please submit the following materials to [email protected] using ‘City of Hopkins Vestibule Art Proposal’ in subject line:

  • 5-10 images of previous public art
  • A written description of proposed artwork
  • 1—5 drawings/renderings of proposed artwork
  • resume/CV
  • Include at least one example of a previous completed project with a budget of at least $15,000


Submissions must be received by 11:59pm February 22, 2019.

Please direct any questions to Jim Clark, Hopkins Center for the Arts Visual Arts Manager at [email protected] or 952-548-6489.

For additional details and specifications:

Opportunity Opens

Friday, Jan 18th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Feb 22nd 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists