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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Kristin Sabatino

Call for Artists- Public Art - Sculpture. Western Suburb of Chicago - Elmhurst

Request for Proposals

Public Arts Commission

City of Elmhurst

Issue date: August 12, 2020

Proposals due: September 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. CST

Public Artwork – 911 MEMORIAL SCULPTURE at Fire Station #2

The City of Elmhurst, City of Elmhurst’s Fire Department, and the Elmhurst Public Arts

Commission are seeking proposals from emerging and established Midwest artists for an

outdoor sculpture dedicated to the heroes of September 11, 2001. The proposed memorial

sculpture must include a 13.5-foot piece of steel rail (provided by the Elmhurst Fire Department)

from the World Trade Center, which should be the focal point of the sculpture. The entire

memorial site (landscaping) will also include a timeline of the events that happened throughout

that solemn day. The memorial sculpture will give the residents of Elmhurst, as well as many

other visitors, a place at which to reflect on this significant day in our Country’s history. It will be

available for viewing year-round, and be placed in front of Elmhurst Fire Station #2 and adjacent

to York Street, a main north/south thoroughfare. The purpose of the Memorial Sculpture is to

ensure that the community will have an enduring source of remembrance of the events of

September 11, 2001.

Name: City of Elmhurst c/o Kristin Sabatino
Address: 209 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 530-3000