The Traverse City Arts Commission is seeking proposals from individual artists to create, fabricate and install public art at the TART Tenth Street trailhead along the Boardman Lake Trail in Downtown Traverse City. The art installation will serve to enhance the trailhead (and trail experience) and its connection with the nearby Old Town Neighborhood. Part of TART’s system non-motorized trail, the Tenth Street trailhead services the Boardman Lake Loop as it traverses around beautiful Boardman Lake. Deadline is 1/31/2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Project Background & History
For several years, TART Trails has been working diligently to complete the Boardman Lake Loop, a 6-mile non-motorized trail around Boardman Lake. This past year, construction began on the last section of trail to complete the loop, with construction targeted for completion in the fall of 2021.

The Traverse City Arts Commission has given their support to this project every step of the way and partnered with TART to assist in efforts to install public art at key trailheads along the trail. In doing so, this partnership will bring recreation and the arts together to enhance the trail experience and add to Traverse City’s unique sense of place.

The art installation at the Tenth Street Trailhead will be part one of two such trailhead installations along the TART Trail. It is a priority of both the Traverse City Arts Commission and TART to connect outdoor recreation with the arts. Deadline is 1/31/2021 at 11:59pm.

Project Details
The Traverse City Arts Commission is working with TART Trails, Inc. to install several art pieces at strategic locations along the Boardman Loop Trail, part of their “Art on the TART” program. The first location is slated for the Tenth Street Trailhead. TART Trails is working with INHABITECT (a local landscape company) to manage the design and installation of the landscaping. A preliminary site plan and INHABITECT’s proposal are attached.

The Arts Commission and TART have dedicated $10,000, toward the installation of art at the Tenth Street location. Non-sculpture pieces are highly encouraged, these can include: multisensory, multifunctional (ie furniture), and immersive works.

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Attn: Katy McCain
303 E. State St., Ste. C
Traverse City, MI 49684

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