The City of Palm Desert is inviting experienced artists who are interested in creating artwork to be featured in the new roundabout at San Pablo and San Gorgonio Avenues.

Artists have until Monday March 15th 2021 at 10:59 p-m to submit their proposals to the City.

The selected work for this major public art competition will be a focal point for a reimagined and revitalized San Pablo Avenue.

The City’s Art in Public Places Commission will select up to three finalists for the project.

All finalists will be required to develop additional presentation materials including a maquette.

The City will reimburse artists for the costs associated with creation of the maquette, up to $500.

Oral presentations will be scheduled in person or via Zoom video call.

The selection criteria include: artistic merit, quality, and innovative design; site appropriateness in size and materials; meets application guidelines; and the safety of the proposed artwork as determined by the City’s Public Works Department.

Illuminated artworks and multiple sculptures are acceptable. Sculptures with water features will not be accepted.

Applicants must have demonstrated public art experience and be at least age 18.

The Art in Public Places Commission will make a recommendation to the Palm Desert City Council, which will make the final selection.

Applications must be received through by Monday, March 15, 2021, at 1059 p.m. Pacific  Time.

For a complete list of submission requirements, additional project information, and a copy of the City’s call for entries, please call 760-837-1664 or email:  [email protected].