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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Interested in Designing a Sculpture at North Cove Park?

North Cove Park Parcel C water tower rendering

The City is seeking interested artists to design and construct a sculpture that honors the historic water tower as a central feature between the planned festival street and renovated park off Mill Spur. The sculpture does not need to replicate the water tower, but it should interpret it. 

Interested artists should submit a Letter of Interest (LOI); the proposal should include a proposed budget for design, construction, and installation not to exceed $20,000. The contract amount will be inclusive of all costs associated with the artwork. Payment will be made on the successful completion of the artwork.  

LOIs will be accepted until 4:00 PM, July 30, 2021. A committee comprised of city staff, Lake Stevens Arts and Parks Foundation representatives, and Park Board members will review the proposals. The preferred concepts will be referred to the City Council for final selection. Responses to the request will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Responsiveness to the identified project scope and concept as it fits into the downtown plan
  • Artistic quality and strength of past work; and
  • Qualifications of artist on past projects that indicate an ability to complete the final design and construction in budget and within the established timeframe

Scheduled tours of the site are available upon request.  The LOI and any questions should be submitted to Russ Wright, Community Development Director at rwright@lakestevenswa.gov.  

Click here for the project background, description, and more information on how to apply.