We are seeking innovative public artists with fabrication experience to submit their qualifications. There will be multiple locations within and near the boulevard for site-specific work, such as medians and open areas at each end of the street. Works located within medians should be designed to offer visual impact and serve as calming areas for traffic. All finished artwork should have a consistent design theme and be constructed to withstand Minnesota weather extremes, requiring minimal maintenance by the City.
Instructions on how to apply:
Email application materials to:
Subject Line: Preserve Boulevard RFQ
If digital attachments are too large to send via email, please send link through a file transfer program such as WeTransfer to email address listed above.
- Aug. 26 First-round application submission deadline
- Sept. 3 First-round application decisions; second round finalists notified
- Oct. 14 Second-round application project proposal deadline
- Oct. 22 Second-round application decision; finalist notified
- Nov. 5 Finalist begins planning and implementation with City
Information about the City of Eden Prairie:
Eden Prairie is located in close proximity to the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area providing a perfect balance of small-town feel and big-city amenities. The City received its name in the mid-1800s when it was considered a garden spot in the newly developed Minnesota territory. Established in 1858, Eden Prairie remained a sleepy pastoral village until the mid 1900s when the additions of Flying Cloud Airport and Highway 494 put the City on the map, bringing thousands of homes and businesses to the area. Since then, the population of Eden Prairie has grown to more than 63,000 and the number of businesses has multiplied to more than 2,800. Without its progressive community model and growing infrastructure, the City would not be consistently recognized as one of MONEY magazine’s “Best Places to Live.”
A budget of $130,000 must cover all costs, including but not limited to artist fees, design, engineering testing fabrication, permitting, installation, travel, public meeting presentations and administration.