Public Art Project for Wylie Fire Station

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City of Wylie Fire Station #4
Entry Deadline: 4/15/21
Apply through CaFE https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=8688

Description of Public Art Project

The Public Arts Advisory Board of the City of Wylie, Texas seeks to commission an original, exterior, site-specific, functionally, philosophically, and artistically integrated space for the New Wylie Fire Rescue, Fire Station #4. This new facility will include office space, vehicle stalls, storm shelter, and a training area.  The facility will be located at 3200 McMillen, Wylie Texas 75098. The facility will provide Training/Education, Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. There is one space directly in front of the entrance to the building for art.

“NEVER FORGET”

The design should include, a memorial reflecting the 343 FDNY Firefighters killed on 9/11. The WFR is working to obtain a piece of the World Trade Center; in the event a piece is obtained, a place to incorporate the piece within the design but not noticeable if a piece is not obtained. Materials can be stone, concrete, metal or other materials used to create a mural. Water features are desired but not required.

Budget – The budget for this project is $81,000. (Including artist’s fee, travel during fabrication and installation, engineering certification, materials, fabrication, transportation, documentation, insurance, permit fees (waived), and lighting).