COLDWATER – Artists interested in impacting the community can create a design for a mural to be installed near the Rotary Splash Pad at Heritage Park.
Those interested in submitting a colorful, original design to be painted on the cinderblock wall next to the Rotary Splash Pad can submit one entry at no cost. Designs should complement the park and splash pad in color and theme and must incorporate a water motif. Designs should be pleasing to the eye that will encourage people to take photos in front of the mural. Artwork must conform to the dimensions of the wall next to the splash pad, approximately 12’ high by 80’ wide. Artwork can be submitted in three sections instead of one continuous drawing. Please use a half inch scale or smaller. Artwork that does not meet size specifications will not be considered.
In order to be considered for this contest, all designs must be submitted to Tibbits Opera House c/o Arts Alive, 93 W. Chicago St in Coldwater by December 1, 2018. The Arts Alive board and a panel of judges will narrow the entries to the top three, which will then go to the public for a vote in January. Questions about the design contest and design submissions should be directed to Stephanie at Tibbits at 517.278.6029 or sburdick@Tibbits.org.
The winning design will then be painted on the splash pad by a mural artist along with the help of community members. Mural artists interested in painting this project should fill out a Public Art RFP (Request for Proposal), located at the City of Coldwater offices, or downloadable from the City’s website at http://www.coldwater.org/. Questions regarding the RFP should be directed to Keith Baker at email@example.com or Shauna Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org at the city of Coldwater.
Coldwater City Manager Keith Baker said, "We are always looking for ways to improve the quality of life in Coldwater. We think that a mural on the splash pad wall will really enhance peoples' experiences when visiting the Rotary Splash Park. It was a natural fit to partner with Tibbits and Arts Alive on this project, and we hope that this is just the beginning of other public art projects within the City."
The Rotary Splash Pad Mural Project is co-sponsored by the City of Coldwater and Arts Alive, a division of the Tibbits Opera Foundation. Arts Alive’s goal is to provide an outlet to facilitate education, growth, and an appreciation for arts and culture in all forms.