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Lantana: Artists sought for sculpture to be unveiled during town’s centennial celebration

As part of Lantana’s centennial celebration next year, the town is reaching out to Florida artists to create a nautical-themed sculpture for Bicentennial Park at 321 East Ocean Avenue.

Nadine Shawah, the town’s parks and recreation coordinator, says proposals should include a description and concept drawing of a minimum size of 16 foot sculpture, minimum of two benches, sculpture lighting, materials that are weather and hurricane proof, warranty information and a plaque with approved wording. Installation must be included in the total cost of project. The sculpture must be completed and ready to unveil during the celebration on April 24, 2021.

Proposals should include realistic elements that reflect the character and history of the Lantana, a seaside community that was a pioneer fishing community and was one of the first established municipalities in all of South Florida. 

The town has a $100,000 budget for the artwork.

To qualify, artists must be 18 years old at time of application and a resident of Florida. Preference will be given to artists who also are permanent residents of Palm Beach County.

The artists must be able to demonstrate through the submission of proposal materials, a proven track record of having successfully integrated artwork and/or amenities into buildings, plazas and/or landscape necessary to meet the project goals and guidelines.

Proposals should be sent to Nadine Shawah, Town of Lantana, 510 West Pine St., Lantana, FL 33462.

The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. July 1. Artists are invited to attend a non-mandatory, pre-proposal site inspection on June 12 from 10 - 11a.m. at Bicentennial Park, 321 East Ocean Avenue. Attendance is recommended. To RSVP or for more information, contact Shawah at nshawah@lantana.org.

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