12th Biennial Art 2C On Havana Street 2024-2026
The City of Aurora Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) and the Havana Business Improvement District (HBID) are looking for outdoor sculpture to be considered for an exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, for two years. The exhibit is scheduled to open in October 2024. Selected artists should anticipate installing their artwork in the first week of October 2022 and de-installing it in mid-September 2024.
Design and Selection Criteria
AIPP staff, or their representative, must be present when the artwork is installed and de-installed (removed) from the site.
Artist Stipends, Cash Awards, and Sculpture Purchase
Exhibiting artists will be paid a $2,500 stipend for the transportation, installation, and de-installation of their artwork.
The HBID is providing funds for cash awards in the following amounts:
1st Place: $1,250
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500
Sculptures may be purchased from the Art 2C On Havana Street exhibit and will be advertised as such. Aurora AIPP may purchase sculpture from the exhibit to be added to the City’s public art collection.
About Art 2C On Havana Street and Aurora Art in Public Places
HBID and the city of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program are proud to partner to bring the 12th Biennial Art 2C On Havana Street. This highly successful and anticipated exhibition brings twelve temporary sculptures to the business district where they remain for two years. The exhibition provides residents and visitors with a unique way to experience the Business District. Public art such as this boosts real estate values and creates opportunities for local businesses to thrive while also providing sculptors with opportunities to share their work, gain recognition for the quality of their work, and compete for cash awards.
The City of Aurora Art in Public Places program has made it possible for locally and nationally renowned artists to enhance the city’s public spaces with works of art ranging from indoor wall hangings to monumental outdoor sculptures, and architecturally integrated works. The collection includes over 300 pieces valued at approximately $4 million, creating cultural landmarks that serve as a cornerstone of the city’s identity.
The Art in Public Places program is governed by a nine-member, Aurora City Council-appointed commission. The mission of the Art in Public Places Commission is to capture the pulse of the community by contributing to neighborhood development and economic vitality, and by engaging the many voices of Aurora through art and culture.
DUE: FRIDAY, March 29, 2024 AT 11:59 P.M. (Mountain Time)
You may submit up to five (5) sculptures to be considered. Artists are required to submit the following as part of their application:
For questions regarding this call, contact:
Amber Pixley, Public Art Specialist