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RFQ: Public Art Program | Rockville, MD

Deadline May 29, 2020


Rockville is committed to public art and believes it contributes to the well-being of our city. Our dedication to beautifying the city includes painting our storm drains and fire hydrants to commission artists to create pieces for our grounds and other public areas.

Rockville Swim and Fitness Center
The City of Rockville is seeking a professional public artist to create a site-specific work of art. The purpose of this artwork is to beautify the recently renovated Rockville Swim and Fitness Center. Rockville Swim and Fitness Center is a great place for the public to swim and stay in shape year-round. This center offers three outdoor swimming pools, two indoor swimming pools, hot tub, sauna, and a fully-equipped fitness center. The public artwork should seek to engage its audience and welcome visitors in a fun and unforgettable manner.

Rockville Gateway Art Project 
The planned location for the gateway artwork is part of the Thomas Farm Community Center which is located on the top of the hillside and offers a plethora of education and recreational opportunities. Located near the center, is Fallsgrove Park, a 30 acres outdoor space used by local families and residents from the surrounding mixed-use living spaces. Parallel to Route 28 and visible to the project site, is an asphalt path that is part of the Millennium Trail and is heavily used by bicyclists and walkers from the neighborhood. The location is highly visible to residents, commuters, and other visitors to the City of Rockville.