City of Bangor announces call for submissions for parking garage art project

Image courtesy parkbangor.com and the City of Bangor

Image courtesy parkbangor.com and the City of Bangor

The City of Bangor this week announced a new contest for artists and designers in Maine, for designs for ten huge 30-foot-by-4-foot banners that will adorn the Pickering Square parking garage.

Artists are encouraged to submit proposals for the project anytime between now and Dec. 7. Artists selected will each receive an honorarium for their work, and all printing costs will be paid for by the City.

“The Pickering Square parking garage is a large, monolithic structure in the center of our downtown. While it serves a vitally important function as a transportation hub, the aesthetics of the structure leave something to be desired,” said Cathy Conlow, City Manager, in a press release. “Our staff presented the idea to the City Council to adorn the garage with banners that will feature artwork referential to Bangor’s past, present, and future, while also providing helpful information such as symbols for parking and transit.”

A full description of requirements and proposal submission guidelines can be found on the City’s website. 

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