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Artist Opportunities and More

Citywide Public Arts Landmarks RFQ

Artists and artist teams are invited to apply to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for public art landmarks in the City of Glendale.  

Three different project opportunities are available that are designed to engage the community and showcase the cultural diversity of Glendale and enhance the various civic and public spaces. Each of the individual locations demand unique approaches and creative uses of materials and sustainability. The three opportunities are:

  • Montrose Circular Benches. Budget $300,000. This location and project is calling for an Artist or Artist Team to deliver a painted or tile mosaic application to the 3 existing benches.

  • Palmer Park Basketball Mural. Artist Design Fee $30,000. This location and project is calling for an Artist or Artist Team to deliver a basketball court mural at Palmer Park.

  • Patterson Ave / 134 Tunnel. Budget $300,000. This location and project is calling for an Artist or Artist Team to deliver a lighting installation that would make the tunnel a brighter and more inviting space for pedestrians to use. 

This RFQ is for qualifications only. Applicants should not propose a concept when applying to the RFQ. When applying to the RFQ, artists and artist teams may apply for one or multiple opportunities that they feel they can develop strong concepts and visions for. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2024 at 5:00pm PST


2024 Performance Series Application Now Open

Music ensembles made up of trios or larger are invited to apply for two exciting performance series: the Brand Summer Music Series and the Jewel City Concert Series. Apply by the deadline of January 26, 2024 at 5:00 PM PST.

Performances for the Jewel City Concert Series are scheduled for Saturdays in Fall 2024 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Each performance must be 1 hour in duration. Performance groups will receive a stipend of up to $1,200 per performance.

Performances for the Brand Summer Music Series are scheduled for Fridays in Summer 2024 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Each performance must be 1 hour and 30 minutes in duration. Performance groups will receive a stipend of up to $1,700 per performance.


Color Everywhere Verdugo Park Mural

Verdugo Park's South Facility building near the Skate Park has a new colorful and picturesque mural titled Color Everywhere by artist Erin Miller Wray.

Erin’s hope for this piece is to surprise people with a new bold punch of color that serves as a pillar for community and engagement. In an exploration of color and scale, the design expands beyond a mural to create an experiential piece that turns the building into a vibrant sculpture in the outdoor park setting. With paint covering the building from top to bottom, the structure now exists as a fully immersive piece of art drawing people in and evoking a sense of exciting playfulness with its vibrancy and size.

This mural project was sponsored by the Arts and Culture Commission, in partnership with Library, Arts & Culture and Community Services & Parks.


New Exhibition on View at Brand Library

Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale Library, Arts & Culture, and the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) present “If Memory Serves: Photography, Recollections and Vision”. Curated by LACP Executive Director Rotem Rozental, Ph.D., this exhibition explores the moments our devices betray us, our recollections fail us, and our pictures refuse to bring back the people they once captured. The works on view emerges from the intersection of our haunting pasts, possible futures and our relationships with images, technologies and the systems that ask us to speak for our photographs. "If Memory Serves" is on view at Brand Library & Art Center through February 24, 2024


Upcoming Exhibition at ReflectSpace Gallery

“Shepard Fairey: Peace is Radical” will open at ReflectSpace Gallery in Glendale Central Library on January 20, 2024. A globally recognized cultural and street art icon widely known for his OBEY sticker campaign and Obama’s “Hope” poster, artist-activist Shepard Fairey has sourced the skateboard and punk rock culture into raising awareness of critical social justice issues worldwide. More information will be released in the coming weeks. 


ARTful Conversations in January

The Brand Associates invites you to ARTful Conversations on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 6pm. This innovative program at Brand uses art as a portal for writing poetry. Everyone can write poetry, and everyone is welcome! 


Facilitated by art historian Valerie Taylor and poet Tina Demirdjian, this collaborative workshop invites participants to learn about the current art exhibition, “If Memory Serves: Photography, Recollections and Vision”, and respond to it through poetry. The exhibition curator, Los Angeles Center of Photography Executive Director Rotem Rozental, Ph.D., will be joining us as well as several artists featured in the exhibition. 


All ARTful Conversations programs take place from 6–7:30 pm in the galleries in Brand Library & Art Center. 


Holiday Events at the Alex Theatre

Ring in the Holidays with concerts at the Alex Theatre! Don’t miss a holiday themed concert with singer/actress Katherine McPhee, Grammy-winning vocal group TAKE 6, and internationally renowned violinist Caroline Campbell with the Pacific Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, December 23 at 8:00 pm. Join Taline & Friends for their 21st Annual Taline & Santa Armenian Christmas Show on Friday, December 29 at 6:00 pm

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