CREATIVE CROSSWALKS 

Guidelines & Eligibility
"Beaming in the Shadows" | Artist: Diane Williams
"Beaming in the Shadows" | Artist: Diane Williams

Art on Orange: Storefront Art Program

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"Resilient-Sea" | Artist: Jen Swain
"Resilient-Sea" | Artist: Jen Swain

Art on Orange: Storefront Art Program

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"We Are All in the Same Boat" | Artist: Cathy Hrenda
"We Are All in the Same Boat" | Artist: Cathy Hrenda

Art on Orange: Storefront Art Program

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"Beaming in the Shadows" | Artist: Diane Williams
"Beaming in the Shadows" | Artist: Diane Williams

Art on Orange: Storefront Art Program

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Glendale Library, Arts & Culture ("Library") and the Glendale Arts and Culture Commission ("ACC") are requesting proposals for the commissioning of professional crosswalk and intersection murals throughout various locations in the City of Glendale. The Library and the ACC are committed to amplifying cultural voices through a lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). These projects are in partnership with the Public Works Department (PW), with the goal of incorporating civic art into daily life. Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to submit proposals for creative crosswalk and/or intersection projects listed below.

 

The individual project budgets range from $3,000 - $5,000 based on the size and scope of the project. The project budget is for producing a design concept rendering only.  The City will hire and use a General Contractor— who will perform construction or rehabilitation of the street, intersection, and/ or crosswalk at the project locations before the murals are installed/painted— to perform the mural installation/painting of the crosswalk and/or intersection.  Therefore, Artists and/or Artist Teams should not include in the project budget the cost of materials and labor to install/paint the murals.

 

Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to attend a Pre-Proposal Meeting with City Staff on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (via Zoom) to inquire about the projects and/or ask specific questions pertaining to the projects. Please RSVP by April 13, 2022 for the Pre-Proposal Meeting by emailing artsandculture@glendaleca.gov in order to receive the Zoom login information.

PROJECT #1: Adams St. and Palmer Ave. Intersection Project

Creative Crosswalk Area (five crosswalks): 1,157 sq. ft. (See Exhibits 1, 2, and 3 for reference)

Demonstration Bulb-Out Creative Pavement Area: 1,126 sq. ft. (See Exhibit 1 for reference)

Intersection Mural Area: 1,408 sq. ft. (See Exhibit 1 for reference)

Project #1 Design Budget: Up to $5,000

 

Artists/Artist Teams are invited to submit a proposal for either:

  • The Creative Crosswalk Area and the Demonstration Bulb-Out Creative Pavement Area only; AND/OR

  • The Intersection Mural Area only (please see Exhibit 1 for reference).

 

Proposals must include a design concept that:

  • Clearly designates the exact design location for consideration;

  • Is legible and detailed based on square footage measurements listed above;

  • Is easily replicated with the usage of stencils to paint the mural; and

  • Uses acceptable colors, such as red, rust, brown, burgundy, clay, tan or similar earth tone equivalents (other color tones will not be considered); and

 

Proposals must not include a design concept that:

  • Integrates an illusion of depth perception and/or a 3D rendering effect; and

  • Is difficult to replicate and/or that incorporates intricate designs.

 

Specifically, for the Creative Crosswalk Area, Artists/Artist Teams can submit up to two alternative designs for each location:

  • One (1) within the regulatory zebra crosswalk markings as shown in Exhibit 4; and

  • One (1) within the regulatory outside crosswalk markings as shown in Exhibit 4.

 

 

PROJECT #2: Broadway at Columbus Ave. Intersection Project

Creative Crosswalk Area (four crosswalks): 747 sq. ft. (See Exhibits 2 and 3 for reference)

Project #2 Design Budget: Up to $4,000

 

Artists/Artist Teams are invited to submit proposals for the Creative Crosswalk Area.

 

Proposals must include a design concept that:

  • Clearly designates the exact intersection/crosswalks for consideration;

  • Is legible and detailed based on square footage measurements listed above;

  • Is easily replicated with the usage of stencils to paint the mural; and

  • Uses acceptable colors, such as red, rust, brown, burgundy, clay, tan or similar earth tone equivalents (other color tones will not be considered); and

 

Proposals must not include a design concept that:

  • Integrates an illusion of depth perception and/or a 3D rendering effect; and

  • Is difficult to replicate and/or that incorporates intricate designs.

 

Artists/Artist Teams can submit up to two alternative designs for each location:

  • One (1) within the regulatory zebra crosswalk markings as shown in Exhibit 4; and

  • One (1) within the regulatory outside crosswalk markings as shown in Exhibit 4.

 

PROJECT #3: Broadway at Galleria Way Intersection Project

Artists/Artist Teams are invited to submit proposals for the Creative Crosswalk Area.

 

Proposals must include a design concept that:

  • Clearly designates the exact intersection/crosswalks for consideration;

  • Is legible and detailed based on square footage measurements listed above;

  • Is easily replicated with the usage of stencils to paint the mural; and

  • Uses acceptable colors, such as red, rust, brown, burgundy, clay, tan or similar earth tone equivalents (other color tones will not be considered); and

 

Proposals must not include a design concept that:

  • Integrates an illusion of depth perception and/or a 3D rendering effect; and

  • Is difficult to replicate and/or that incorporates intricate designs.

 

Artists/Artist Teams can submit up to two alternative designs for each location:

  • One (1) within the regulatory zebra crosswalk markings as shown in Exhibit 4; and

  • One (1) within the regulatory outside crosswalk markings as shown in Exhibit 4.

ELIGIBILITY

This project is open to all local and regional artists. The ACC encourages applications from both new and established artists. Glendale applicants may be given preference if all else is equal. Artists may apply as an individual artist or as a group. For group submissions, a signed Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement for each participating artist must be included in addition to the application form and design template. Group submissions may be for a partial storefront unit or a whole storefront unit. No more than 1 submission per individual or group is permitted. Site visits will be scheduled with selected artists and City Staff to determine the appropriateness of the proposed installation within the vacant unit. Please reference the photos linked here with included window dimensions as an example of a storefront art proposal.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested artists, groups, or art organizations must submit an application using the online form at the bottom of this web page.

SPECIFICATIONS

The Storefront Art Program is designed to celebrate the City of Glendale and create a strong community identity. Artwork installed must be suitable for viewing by all ages.

 

The following guidelines should be followed:

  • Sample artwork that is included on the application must resemble the artwork that will be installed in the vacant storefront.

  • Dimensions of the windows and interior spaces may vary slightly.  Therefore, artists should be prepared to adjust artwork to the size of the space.

  • Objects hung from the ceiling must weigh no more than 5 lbs.

  • Objects may not be screwed into the wall.

  • Objects used that may potentially damage or stain the floor must be laid on top of a tarp.

ACCEPTABLE MEDIA

Visual and installation art of any media and size will be considered for display, including, but not limited to: paintings, photography, sculptures, graphic arts, animation, mixed media, mosaics, stained glass and other forms of artistic expression for civic, cultural, educational, recreational and intellectual purposes. Artwork that is 3-dimensional, contains audio visual elements, and/or can be viewed after sunset is preferred. 

Please be ADVISED:

  • Do not hang objects from the ceiling that weigh more than 5 lbs. and may damage the ceiling.

  • Do not screw objects into the wall.

  • Do not lay objects that may potentially damage or stain the floor. 

INELIGIBLE ARTWORK (click for more information)

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTAL OF PROPOSALS

Submissions are ongoing.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis. Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee consisting of an Arts & Culture Commissioner and City of Glendale representatives. Once the artwork is reviewed, the committee will schedule an interview with potential finalists to further discuss the proposed artwork and guidelines for the Storefront Art Program. Selected artists will be sent a notification by email and/or formal letter and the artist(s) will be assigned a vacant storefront.

SELECTION CRITERIA (click for more information)

NOTIFICATION / CONTRACT

Selected finalists will be notified by email and/or letter.  If the proposal is approved for exhibition, the Proposer must sign a City of Glendale Library, Arts & Culture (LAC) - Temporary Art Display Agreement (contract) that states the terms and conditions of the Glendale Storefront Art Program.  

INSTALLATION & DEINSTALLATION

The artist will be responsible for installing and deinstalling his/her/their artwork(s) with LAC staff guidance during regular business hours at all facilities. Artists are encouraged to bring individuals as needed to assist with installation and deinstallation.

The artist must provide following items during the installation and deinstallation process:

  • Ladder.

  • Lighting and any accompanying equipment, if necessary.

  • Drop cloth or plastic sheeting, newspaper for protecting surrounded area, if necessary.

MARKETING / PUBLICITY

The artwork may be exhibited on the City web site, social media, Glendale government television GTV, and more regionally with press releases and postings on www.glendaleartsandculture.org. By submitting a proposal, the Proposer irrevocably grants City, its officers, agents, and employees (“City and its representatives”) the unconditional right and permission to photograph, record (audio, or video, or both), broadcast, distribute, reproduce, copy, sell, exhibit, publish, and use the photographs and recordings of the artwork or performance, in whole or in part, in any medium now or later developed, for any purpose, without charge to the City and without payment to the Proposer of any compensation, fee, royalty, or damages (now or later).

 

When the City uses the artist’s images or the artwork for promoting arts programming, the City will endeavor to identify the artist and give credit to the artist, whenever possible, but the City will not be liable to the artist for an error in or omission of the artist’s identification or the artist’s credit for the artwork.

INSURANCE/LIABILITY

Selected artists are required to comply with the City’s insurance and liability requirements. Also, selected artists must sign a Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Please review the City’s Temporary Art Policy, which is incorporated into and made a part of this Call for Artists.

Questions about the Call for Artists can be submitted by email to: artsandculture@glendaleca.gov