SR520 Regional Trail at NE 40th Street (Bike & Pedestrian Tunnel)

Applications due on MONDAY, AUGUST 15, 2016 at 11:00 PM PST


The City of Redmond, Washington, seeks an artist or artist team ("artist") to help the City envision an art installation that integrates into the SR 520 Grade Separation at NE 40th Street project ("project"). This project is anticipated replace the current 520 Trail at grade crossing of 40th Street with a trail tunnel that includes connections to the 520 Trail, 40th Street, and the Redmond Technology Center Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. The artist will deliver site-specific artwork that establishes a legacy of creative use in Redmond’s technology center by collaborating with the engineering design team. Redmond is particularly interested in the development of creative spaces that reflect or celebrate Overlake and the people within it.

Both the Redmond Transportation Master Plan and the SR 520 Multi-Modal Corridor Planning Study identified the need to grade separate the trail from the street to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and comfort on this important regional trail. The selected artist will create artwork that is incorporated into the project, and contribute to the overall project design with the design team during final design. The artist budget is $180,000. The budget is inclusive of design work, team participation, travel, artist fees and fabrication and installation of the artwork.


For information, download the Call for Artists here


$180,000 total for design, collaboration, fabrication and installation.


Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:00PM PST


 Submission deadline: August 15, 2016

 Finalists announcement: August 22, 2016

 Finalist interviews: August 31, 2016

 Selection announcement: September 12, 2016

 Notice to Proceed (Engineering): Mid to late September

 Design Phase: October 2016 – December 2017

 Construction begins: February 2018

 Art installation: February 2018 – August 2019 (to be refined by team)

 Construction completion: August 2019


Please contact Jessica Rubenacker, Cultural Arts Administrator, if you have any questions about this call at 425.556.2367 or jarubenacker@redmond.gov