Public Wayfinding - Call to Artists

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Call to Lane County glass artists

Call to Artists

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. (PDT) on April 3, 2022

Budget $10,000

The City of Eugene, Travel Lane County and The Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene are working to establish a pedestrian wayfinding program. This presents an opportunity to bring a coordinated and artistic amenity to life and further enrich the cultural landscape of Eugene.

We are currently seeking glass artists with experience working with hot glass, flameworking and cold working techniques to create finials for a series of new wayfinding signs for popular destinations throughout the downtown area. There will be seven (7) signs that each need 8-inch finials. The artist will create a total of 10 initial finials with the option for the city to purchase additional finials of the same design as needed in the future.

The primary outcome of this initiative is to develop and install a well-coordinated, eye catching and effective wayfinding system that orients resident and visitor pedestrians to Eugene’s landscape and brings visibility to Eugene’s arts, culture and natural amenities. 

The opportunity is available for any Lane County artist over 18 years of age. Established artists are encouraged to apply. In support of the City of Eugene’s commitment to achieving greater racial equity across the arts sector, submissions from artists of diverse ethnic backgrounds are particularly encouraged. 

A selection committee will be facilitated by the City of Eugene Public Art Manager and includes City staff, a project design team member and arts professionals. The committee will review submitted qualifications and select up to three finalists. Finalists will be provided a design stipend of $400 to develop their concept for 10 glass finials. After evaluation of the concepts, one finalist will then be awarded the commission.

  1. Schedule
  2. Design Themes
  3. Application Instructions
  • April 3, 11:59 p.m.: deadline for applications
  • April 7: finalists notified
  • May 1-7: presentation of design proposals
  • May 7-14: commission awarded
  • May 15-June 30: glass fabrication
  • July 1: installation

Contact Us

  1. Public Art Manager

    Kate Ali

    Ph: 541-682-6314