Call to Artists: PUBLIC ART for WATERFRONT PARK
The Diversity Committee of Sarasota, FL is seeking an
artist to create a significant commemorative art project
for Bayfront Park in downtown. The intent of the artwork is
to give the local community and tourists an opportunity to
reflect on the City’s path to inclusivity. A path which
honors all citizens of diverse racial, ethnic, disabled and
LGBT minorities to a fully inclusive future.
The artwork tells the story of the struggle of the City of
Sarasota to leave its segregated past through its recent
journey to be inclusive of its racial, ethnic, disabled and
LGBT minorities to a fully inclusive future. Artwork shall
reflect intensity, emotion and certainty of its efforts.
Artwork and the site encourage contemplation.
City of Sarasota’s path to leave its segregated past
through its recent journey to adopt a formal Human Rights
ordinance was intense and driven by strong emotions. The
determination of a few have forged this difficult path
beginning with desegregation in 1961. In the City of
Sarasota 33% of its citizens identify as LGBT.