Rowlett public art call deadline Jan. 31

The City of Rowlett Arts & Humanities Commission seeks to commission an original, exterior, site-specific, functionally, philosophically, and artistically integrated space for Rowlett Fire Station #2, which opened for service on October 9, 2021. This new facility, located at 8602 Schrade Road, contains a state-of-the-art emergency operations center and training room.
Art Space
• Art should reflect the scale of the building and not overpower it
• Art should complement the natural architecture of the buildings and open spaces of the area
• Lighting (energy-efficient required), base construction, and oversight of the installation
• This design should be representational in nature
• Given the location, art will be a focal point of the facility
• Art must be imaginative, durable, and require minimal maintenance. The budget for this project is not to exceed $48,000, including artist’s fee, travel during fabrication and installation, engineering certification, materials, fabrication, transportation, documentation, insurance, applicable permit fees, and lighting.


(dates below are subject to change)

31 January 2022 Submissions due by 5pm central time
8 February 2022 Art Selection Panel meets to choose 2-3 finalists

March-April 2022 Community input meetings,
finalists visit site & prepare Marquette

May 2022 Finalists present proposals
Art Selection Panel ranks finalists and recommends to the Arts & Humanities Commission

June 2022 Approval by the Rowlett City Council (including contract) Artist begins work

July-August 2022 Artwork is installed

11 September 2022 Unveiling and dedication