Bringing art to the people

Mann Art Gallery curator Jesse Campbell sits at the base of the Don Foulds sculpture 'Salute' at the gallery entrance. She said placing art in public spaces makes the works more accessible. (File photo)

City taking submissions for public art installation in Kinsmen Park

The City of Prince Albert is looking for a Saskatchewan artist to create the first work of public art under its new Public Art Policy.

This week Prince Albert City Council voted approve the distribution of an expression of interest from local or provincial artists to create a public art installation for Kinsmen Park to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and the grand re-opening of the park. The city is budgeting $20,000 for the project, which will be drawn from the Public Art Reserve.

“I really do appreciate that with the policy being adopted that the wheels are turning right away so that we can take advantage of what will be happening at Kinsmen Park and I’m confident that it will draw a lot of interest and hopefully it’s a sign of more to come in the future,” said Jesse Campbell, Mann Art Gallery (MAG) curator and P.A. Arts Board member representing visual art.

Artists must submit expressions of interest by mail or in person to the City of P.A. Municipal Services Centre by March 13 at 2:30 p.m. More information can be found on the “Tenders” page on the city website or by contacting City of P.A. arts and cultural co-ordinator Judy MacLeod Campbell at 306-953-4825.

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