Norfolk seeks artist to transform water tower

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by Arrianee LeBeau

WVEC.com

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 9:48 AM

NORFOLK -- The city of Norfolk is looking for an artist to transform an old water tower into a beautiful piece of art.

The water tower building is located near the PETA headquarters on Front Street.  It was built in 1916.  It was once a storage building for Norfolk's International Port.

"The public art commissioners got to together and felt like it was such an interesting building and also such a high-profile building in Norfolk.  You can see it from many vantage points near downtown," explained Karen Rudd with the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The City of Norfolk Public Art Program is calling all artist to submit ideas.  The person chosen for the project will have up $50,000 at their disposal.

"The committee is pretty open to anything. I think we would entertain paint or something attached to the building or certainly lights, LED lights or something that could be seen as a beacon at night," Rudd added.

Artists have until July 17th to submit their ideas for the water tower.


 

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