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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Sandra Wolfe
205-758-5195, x3


(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) The City of Tuscaloosa Public Art Committee is inviting artists to submit proposals for an outdoor sculpture on The Northern Riverwalk. The site location is near 179 Rice Mine Road Loop, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 35406. All artists over the age of 18 are eligible to submit a proposal.

The Northern Riverwalk project begins east of McFarland Bvld. (near the Woolsey-Finnell Bridge) and will continue for approximately 3,000 linear feet to the east. The plans include a park, trailhead, recreational path, pavilion, parking area, playground, and other features. Future phases are anticipated to extend the length of the trail and amenities along the northern riverfront. This phase of the project is made possible by a 19-acre land donation from the Randall family, valued at $2.72 million.

Tuscaloosa’s Riverwalk on the south bank of the iconic Black Warrior River is one of the most popular destinations in the city. The existing 2.5-mile path extends from the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on the west side to the area adjacent to North Campus Way on the east side. Several parks and amenities also exist along the path. The previous phases of the Riverwalk were constructed according to the original 2003 Riverwalk Master Plan, which was updated in 2018.

Deadline for RFP Submissions: July 2, 2021

Winning Proposal Announced: July 16, 2021

Installation: Completed by January 6, 2022

Total Project Budget including transportation: $50,000

Installation, footer and lighting: $10,000

Concrete slab, footers, or other anchoring requirements will be considered based upon the chosen sculpture and poured to suit.

All proposals will be reviewed and considered by the City of Tuscaloosa Public Art Committee. Upon award selection, artist must adhere to the installation deadline of January 6, 2022. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

A link to the complete RFP including details such as Standards, Required Materials and Site Images are available on The Arts Council’s home page at https://tuscarts.org/ under “Announcements and Events.”

For more information, contact:

Sandra Wolfe, Executive Director, The Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa
205-758-4994, x3 or director@tuscarts.org

Craig Wedderspoon, Professor of Sculpture, The University of Alabama
205-348-1898 or craig.wedderspoon@ua.edu. 





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