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Hamilton seeks artists to create public art for Pipeline Trail

Local artists, take note: the City of Hamilton is looking to commission a stunning piece of public art along the Pipeline Trail. 

This urban corridor in the Crown Point area marks the spot of Hamilton’s first water main, so the City hopes to create function public art in the form of seating, shading, and wayfinding that honours the trail’s history of water innovation and infrastructure. 

The project’s award is $170,000, which is intended to cover artist fees, fabrication, foundation, materials, shipping, installation, permits, engineering and professional services, travel, and other incidental costs. 

Interested artists are invited to submit an expression of interest from now until January 22nd, after which a selection panel will narrow down a shortlist and invite those select artists to submit a detailed proposal of their vision for a $1,500 honorarium. 

The selected public artwork for the Pipeline Trail will eventually be situated on a grass bank where the trail intersects with Garside Avenue North, south of Cannon Street East. 

To read more about the Pipeline Trail Public Art Project and details of the application, visit the city website

Lead image courtesy of City of Hamilton

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