Public Art

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP) is now accepting proposals from artists who are interested in creating a commissioned public art murals in two new locations:

The Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Memorial Library located at 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. The mural is to be installed outside, adjacent to the Library’s front door, facing Springfield Avenue (replacing existing mural).

Fire Station #2, located at 249 Boyden Avenue, Maplewood, NJ. The mural will be 15 feet high and up to 40 feet wide, on the south wall of the building, along Boyden Parkway.

Download the Requests for proposals for more details

Hilton Library RFP

Fire Station #2 RFP

The Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative


The Springfield Avenue Partnership Public Art Initiative is working to bring art and visual interest to Springfield Avenue in Maplewood, NJ. Initially, we are working to bring murals to buildings and decorate the utility boxes along the avenue in the Spring of 2018. Over time we plan to bring additional art projects to the avenue in order to attract area residents to enjoy all that Springfield Avenue has to offer: food, retail shops, service businesses, cultural events, and more! Special thanks to our first Public Art sponsors: Wine Barrel and Maplewood Crossing | Elite Properties. To keep up to date with the Springfield Avenue Public Art Initiative please like our Facebook page: Springfield Avenue Public Art and our Instagram Page @publicart_sam.

 
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Public art provides the challenge of new perspective… The creator confronts individuals with a new way to experience the world. He can show the world not only as it is but also as it can be. Public art empowers people with new outlook.
— Scott Burkholder, Baltimore Love Project

"Many Hands Make Light Work"

by Elijah Minton  - 1978 Springfield Avenue


"I Am Maplewood"

by Michael David Adams and VIktorija Bowers Adams - 1883 Springfield Avenue


"Won't You Be My Neighbor"

by Brian McGowan - 1859 Springfield Avenue 
(Scheduled Completion: April 2019)