Columbia School fence beautification project
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Columbia School fence beautification project


The Columbia City Business Assocation (CCBA) is now accepting artist proposals to lead the design, installation, and overall management of a project to beautify the north-facing fence at the northeast corner of the Columbia School property, located on the 3500 block of S. Edmunds St. The CCBA's goal is to transform as much as 430 feet of the existing rusted chain-link fence into an attractive backdrop for the enjoyment of the school’s students, Columbia City Farmers Market customers, and pedestrians walking to light rail. Funds available for this project are $3,800.

The CCBA is an organization of business owners, property owners, and residents dedicated to making Columbia City a "great place"


Application Guidelines:

All proposals must include the following:

  • Conceptual design with images
  • Length of fence to be beautified
  • Detailed budget, including estimates for materials, labor, and other expenses (not to exceed $3,800)
  • Schedule, covering the period of time from notice to proceed until completion
  • Images of prior art installations
  • Plan for community involvement, if needed for installation
  • Provisions for long-term maintenance, including but not limited to graffiti removal and general wear and tear

Proposals must be:

  • Appropriate for this site, which is on Seattle Public Schools property, adjacent to the Columbia City Farmers Market, and along the path to the Link Light Rail Station
  • Weather-resistant and durable for multi-year enjoyment
  • Able to be de-commissioned and re-installed, should School District needs require either temporary removal or replacement of the fence

The winning proposal will be subject to final approval by the project Steering Committee and Seattle Public Schools.
Artists living in Southeast Seattle are especially encouraged to propose.

How to Propose:

  • Email a cover letter and proposal to: moc.liamg|abcctnekekim#moc.liamg|abcctnekekim.
  • Put "Columbia School Fence Beautification Proposal" in the subject line.
  • Please include contact info in the body of your email.

Proposals are due by 5pm on Monday, June 4, 2012.

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