Public Art Opportunities and Monster Takeover

(Pictured above: “Dogs, Dogs, Dogs” sculpture near the entrance of the Northern Riverwalk project on the Black Warrior River.)

Visit this page in the future and look for announcements on The Arts Council’s social media for the next RFP involving a public art project.

The introduction of public art to local citizens is a result of the efforts of the Tuscaloosa Public Art Committee, The Arts Council, and the City of Tuscaloosa. The installation of large-scale sculptures continues throughout the city, including the Northern Riverwalk project.

Public art can be found in downtown Tuscaloosa, parks, along the Rverwalk, and on the UA campus. The benchmarking trips established by the Chamber of Commerce introduced the participating citizens to cities that valued public art and the relationship the art had to overall economic impact of the arts.

To view why Public Art matters to communities, visit Americans for the Arts.

Monster Takeover, an extension of the Monster Makeover program established by the Tuscaloosa News, is utilized as a method to bring the work of participating artists to the public through small scale 3-D bronze works installed throughout the downtown area.

Visit for more information. Future Monster Takeover events will be announced on this page and on The Arts Council’s social media.

Metal statue of one-eyed mischievous creature sitting on pavement smiling