By Lauren Bays
The Arts Foundation has yet another awesome public art opportunity and would love to share it with Southern Arizona’s talented artists! This opportunity which is located on a 3-mile stretch of South Houghton Road is being offered by Pima County and the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Public Art Opportunity: South Houghton Road (3 Miles)
Budget for Artwork: $216,000 (Artist Fee and Materials)
Application Deadline: April 8, 2021
Pima County is currently in the design phase of the reconstruction and widening of South Houghton Road. The reconstruction site begins at the intersection of Interstate 10 and continues for 3 miles south past the Pima County Fairgrounds, ending at the Andrada Polytechnic and Pantano High Schools. Construction is scheduled to begin approximately Summer/Fall 2021.
The project lends itself to a variety of artforms, including but not limited to, singular or repeating elements, sculptural and 2-dimensional works, as well as kinetic artworks (optical or sound-creating artforms that depend on movement for its effect). There are many location opportunities for artwork placement, including the multi-use path; the land areas adjacent to the path and roadway; the entrances to the Pima County Fairgrounds, as well as the entrances to Andrada Polytechnic and Pantano High Schools.