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SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority released a request for qualifications to establish a prequalified list of artists, which will be used to create a streamlined selection process for public art projects for the San Pedro Creek Culture Park. Emerging and established public artists working in a variety of media and artistic approaches are invited to apply.

“This is an amazing opportunity for many exceptional artistic talent from the local, national, and international arts community to contribute work that will leave a lasting impact on Bexar County,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. “The revitalization of San Pedro Creek is a unique opportunity to use art to showcase our community’s vibrant history and culture.”

The purpose of the prequalified list of artists is to provide a streamlined application for artists interested in being commissioned for public art projects for the San Pedro Creek Culture Park. Artists will be commissioned for temporary, permanent and performance-based artwork while the park is under construction, in newly opened sections of the park, and to participate in planning for future phases. The first section of San Pedro Creek Culture Park will open on May 5, 2018 as part of the Tricentennial celebration. Artists may apply now through June 30, 2017 at PublicArtist.org to be considered for the prequalified list.

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About the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project:

Bexar County and the San Antonio River Authority, in coordination with the City of San Antonio, are transforming San Pedro Creek as a cultural park to reflect its place in our cultural history, improve its function in flood control, revitalize natural habitat and water quality, and catalyze economic development. To learn more about the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project, visit spcproject.org.