Proposed Projects


The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking pieces of leasable sculpture to be installed at various locations throughout the Public Art Corridor in Johnson City, TN. Each artist selected will receive a $2,000.00 stipend (per piece) as well as exposure on the City’s website and in other related media. All selected works are eligible for purchase as part of our city’s permanent arts landscape.

Proposal Deadline: extended until March 6, 2015
Exhibition dates: June 2015 - May 2016


The Public Art Committee of Johnson City, TN is seeking proposals for an art project that incorporates identifying signage for the new Founders Park retention pond project in downtown Johnson City, Tennessee. The artwork must withstand varied environmental conditions, including occasional high water. Johnson City is distinguished as a community that embraces art, the environment, commerce, science, community, and education. The budget for this project is $50,000.

The park will eventually become integrated into what is envisioned as a greenway plan, a zone of property between downtown Johnson City and the campus of ETSU that would include patches of pollinator plants, sites for public art, as well as functional art - benches, planters, educational kiosks and bike racks. Opportunities for community events include art workshops and workshops on native plants and animals, using Brush Creek as an outdoor classroom for children. Nearby is the future home to the Johnson City Farmers Market. The greenway plan is envisioned as both symbolic and practical: feeding ideas and commerce between community and university, supplying exchanges between town and gown, as well as physically nurturing the environment and providing a habitat for beneficial birds and insects.