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Call for Artists: Make your Mark on Moreland
Seeking Concepts for Gateways and Historic Markers

Submission deadline March 30

Dateline: February 1, 2018 - The City of Shaker Heights announces a call for artists who want to make a mark on Moreland, one of the City’s historically and culturally significant neighborhoods.

The City seeks proposals from professional artists, designers, and architects for extraordinary design concepts for:

1) Two neighborhood gateways. The designated gateways are located at the neighborhood’s southern border at Lee Rd. and Scottsdale Blvd., and its western border at Chagrin Blvd. and Menlo Rd. Winning designs will be innovative and vibrant, announcing to a visitor or resident their arrival in a dynamic and historically rich neighborhood.

2) Historic markers. These will illuminate the important history of the neighborhood. Historic marker designs should energize, activate, and honor places of significance in the neighborhood, potentially incorporating interactive technologies and utilizing green spaces.

 Artists can submit proposals for one or both projects.

The Make your Mark on Moreland: Call for Artists is part of Moreland Rising, a comprehensive initiative aimed at revitalizing the southern Moreland neighborhood. With substantive input from the residents, the area is being repositioned as a center of innovation, arts, and entrepreneurial activity. The initiative is fueled by a creative, engaged, multi-generational resident population. Submissions should reflect this spirit and energy.

The Department of Neighborhood Revitalization for the City of Shaker Heights initiated the Make your Mark on Moreland: Call for Artists, which is partially funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Ingenuity Cleveland is the producing partner for programming. Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC) is a programming partner supporting community outreach efforts.

Submit proposals by March 30. Winners will be announced in April.

Monday, May 28, 2018

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