Durham County

Calling all artists. Entries sought for Liberty Warehouse project.

Liberty Warehouse across from Durham Central Park and will be the location of a new art installation in 2018.
Liberty Warehouse across from Durham Central Park and will be the location of a new art installation in 2018. ctoth@heraldsun.com

A plan to bring some more visual beauty to Durham Central Park is in the works.

The wall of the Liberty Warehouse facing Durham Central Park will be the site of a new art installation, according to a news release.

“It’s an exciting project,” said Durham Central Park spokeswoman Erin Kauffman. “We’re working with the developer of Liberty Warehouse because it’s a pretty large project. We’re open to all kinds of ideas.”

Artists are invited to submit their plan by Nov. 1. A committee will judge the entries. Kauffman said the winning entry should be selected before the end of December and installation is expected to take place in 2018. The budget for the project is $50,000.

“We’re looking for something that fits the space and speaks to the community,” Kauffman said. “There are hundreds of people that come to the park and we’d love something that is iconic.”

The full submission guidelines, project details and submission portal are available online at durhamcentralpark.org/public-art-wall.

There has been an uptick of public art installations in Durham recently.

Durham’s Public Art Committee commissioned exterior murals for several city park restroom buildings and art for the alcoves at City Hall Plaza in the past year.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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