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City puts out call for artists for Redmond Central Connector Phase II

The City of Redmond is seeking an artist or artist team to design integrated art and trailside interpretive features for the Redmond Central Connector (RCC) Phase II, a regional trail running through the heart of Redmond.

The deadline to submit portfolios is 5 p.m. on March 19.

The selected artist or team will join the RCC Phase II design team to develop and design integrated artistic touchstones, either real or virtual, that bridge nature and an evolving urban environment through contemporary art and design. The artist budget is up to $25,000.

Building on the successes of the first phase of the RCC, which is currently under construction, the goals for this project include making the trail not just a place with art, but a place that is art. The master plan for the RCC is available at www.redmond.gov/rcc.

"Our downtown is becoming more urban and while the connector will serve as a vital transportation corridor, it will also be a place of contemplation and adventure," said Redmond Parks and Recreation Director Craig Larsen.

This call is open to individual artists or artist groups residing in the United States. Eligible artists and teams are invited to submit their qualifications and digital application materials for this open call by mail to: Attn: Joshua Heim, City of Redmond, MS: 4NPK, 15670 NE 85th Street, PO box 97010, Redmond, WA 98073-9710.

For more information about the RCC Phase II, contact City of Redmond staff members and project managers Mike Haley (engineering: (425) 556-2843 or mhaley@redmond.gov) or Carolyn Hope (parks planning: (425) 556-2313 or cjhope@redmond.gov).

For more information about this call for art, contact the city's arts administrator, Joshua Heim at (425) 556-2316 or jmheim@redmond.gov or click here.

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