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BACK FROM NORTH FLORIDA, WPBFR ASST. CHIEF BLOOMFIELD TO SHARE INSIGHTS FROM HURRICANE MICHAEL

The City of West Palm Beach has deployed a total of 31 employees from WPBFR, Public Utilities, and Fleet to North Florida to provide support in the areas of preparedness, rescue and recovery.

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MAYOR MUOIO, CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH TO RECOGNIZE UNITY WEEK

Mayor Muoio will officially declare the week Unity Week with a proclamation at a meeting of the City Commission at City Hall on October 22, 2018 at 5 p.m.

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CALL FOR PUBLIC ARTIST: NORTH SHORE DRIVE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
Artist-Designed Public Artwork
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 24, 2018) --- The City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Committee and the Engineering Services Department invite public artists to apply to create a site-specific public artwork for a new, pre-fabricated pedestrian bridge at North Shore Drive to be installed over Bulldog Canal and/or the entry way(s) to the bridge. The pre-fabricated bridge and entry (pathways) points will serve pedestrians and bicyclists in three neighborhoods – North Shore, Echo Lakes, and Westfield.
 
The pedestrian bridge will provide a safe route for students who walk to school, other pedestrians, as well as bicyclists in the north part of the city.  The project aims to improve existing pedestrian amenities and provide relief from school traffic, while encouraging active and safe transportation options. 
 
The City is seeking an artist or artist team to work with the surrounding communities to create an original, welcoming artwork as the new bridge and its access points will serve as a key landmark to three neighborhoods: North Shore, Echo Lakes and Westfield. Therefore, it is desired that the artistic elements reflect the history, culture and uniqueness of these communities. 
 
The selected artist and/or artist team will work with project contractors, designers, staff and the surrounding communities on either the integration of art elements into the railing of the bridge, artistic lighting, and/or the access points (pathways) to the bridge.  The artwork will serve to visually enhance the pedestrian experience with a timeless and contemporary aesthetic. 
 
This opportunity is open to professional artists and/or artist teams with a demonstrated history of completing large-scale, outdoor public art projects. 
 
INTERESTED?  Applications must be submitted through café (http://www.callforentry.org). This is FREE to artists. 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  October 29, 2018, 4pm EST
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Sybille Welter, AiPP Coordinator at scwelter@wpb.org.
 
About the City of West Palm Beach: The City of West Palm Beach partners with our communities to preserve and enhance quality of life through an extraordinary focus on service. West Palm Beach is a vibrant, resilient, inclusive and safe world-class city.
 
About the Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program: The mission of the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program is to foster public artworks that inspire creativity, promote city pride, engage local artist, attract and entertain tourists, and reflect the City’s diverse culture and communities.