Call Detail

Sculpture on Sample/ArtWalk
Development Services Attn: Laura Atria
2730 N. University Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065

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Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: National
State: Florida
Entry Deadline: 10/31/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 5

Deadline:  October 31, 2017
Temproary Artist Payment:  Each slected artist will receive $2,000 for temporary exhibition.
Permanent Artwork Purchase Budget:  $38,000

Each Submission will be judged as a whole. The image of the artwork you submit in your application is the artwork you are proposing for the project.

Public Art Project Description

Sample Road and the NW 31st Court ArtWalk are outdoor venues to display public art for the City of Coral Springs.  Along the 1 mile of roadway on Sample Road and the 1600 linear-foot ArtWalk on NW 31st Court, up to eleven (11) sculptures will be temporarily displayed. A flyer along with social media, press releases and local press will be completed on the artworks and artists selected. The city holds festivals throughout the year on the ArtWalk; the sculptures involved with this program will be featured during these events. Of the artworks on display, the Public Art Committee, with input from residents of the city, will select one or more pieces of artwork to purchase for their permanent public art collection. 

Already Existing Artwork

Artists should submit pre-existing artworks for purchase. The City of Coral Springs will only purchase unique works of art, unless the series itself has a conceptual basis.

Qualities of Artwork

The artwork must be capable of “holding its own” in the temporary location and the artwork’s final location at the NW 31st Court ArtWalk, Sample Rd. or its final location as identified on the Public Art Master Plan. Artwork must be able to fit on a 4-foot by 5-foot pad. Vertical sculptures will be preferred.


The artwork should be durable and require minimal ongoing maintenance. South Florida has a sub-tropical climate and is hot and humid with an intense sun and seasonal heavy rain. Problems with rust and fading should be avoided. Resistance to high-speed winds is important. The artwork must be self-supporting on an open landscape or hardscape. If the artwork is selected for permanent display, final purchase approval is contingent upon inspection for wind load and compliance with the Florida Building Code, ensuring long-term conservation of the artwork.

Themes of the Artwork

The City of Coral Springs theme for this year’s “Sculpture on Sample/ArtWalk” program is to promote the City’s mission statement: “The nation’s premier community in which to live, work and raise a family” along with its branding, “Everything Under the Sun”.

Artist Requirements Once Selected

• Transportation and off-truck loading of the artwork to the specific site in Coral Springs;

• Installation of the artwork;

• Artist must supply power if required for installation;

• Recommendations of the design of the permanent site;

• One public lecture in Coral Springs.

Artwork Purchase Budget

The Public Art Committee will be selecting a minimum of one artwork for permanent display. The purchase budget established for the permanent artwork(s) is $38,000.00. The price will include all taxes and fees. Within the fee, the artist will make recommendations to the city regarding the design of the permanent site and present a public lecture regarding public art.  The public art program will pay $2,000 to each artist selected for temporary display through the program; $1,000 when the artwork is placed within its location and $1,000 when the artwork is removed after the program is complete.  

Artist Eligibility

The project is open to any professional visual artist with experience implementing their ideas and work in the public realm. Artist or Professional Artist means a practitioner in the visual arts, generally recognized by critics and peers as a professional of serious intent and ability. Indications of a person’s status as a professional artist include, but are not limited to, income realized through the sole commission of artwork, frequent or consistent art exhibitions, placement of artwork in public institutions or museums, receipt of honors and awards, and training in the arts.

Artists are NOT eligible who are immediate family or business partners of members of the Public Art Committee, the selection committee or program staff.

Application Process

The application process is managed by the City of Coral Springs. The Coral Springs Public Art Committee serves as the selection committee, along with one business person and one general resident (or combination of the two) chosen by the Committee. Final purchase approval is contingent upon inspection for wind load and current Florida Building Code, ensuring long-term conservation of the artwork.

Coral Springs, Florida

Coral Springs, Florida is located in Broward County in Southeast Florida, approximately 20 miles northwest of Ft. Lauderdale and 10 miles southwest of Boca Raton. Coral Springs was founded in 1963 as “the city in the country.” Today, approximately 123,000 people live in the 24 square miles of suburban Broward County. The community can be generally described as young, family oriented residents with emphasis on education. For more historic information see:

Coral Springs is 30 minutes away from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and less than 60 minutes from Miami (MIA) and West Palm Beach (PBI) airports. To visit the Sample Road or ArtWalk site, use the Sample Road exit on any of the three major highways: I-95, Florida’s Turnpike or Sawgrass Expressway (State Highway 869). Travel east from the Sawgrass and west from I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike.

The locations for the artwork to be placed on Sample Rd. are between University Drive and Coral Springs Drive on the north and south sides. The ArtWalk is located along the north side of NW 31st Court, two blocks south of Sample Road between University Drive and Coral Hills Drive.

Coral Springs Public Art Program

The program was established in 2003 and is funded by public art impact fees from private developers. No tax dollars are used to purchase public art or fund this program. Please review all artwork the City has purchased online and learn about the city at and remember this Call to Artists is emphasizing the City of Coral Springs’ desire to display something that represents its young, family-oriented community.

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