Public Art Opportunity in Lawrence, KS – Honoring the La Yarda Housing Community

The Lawrence Arts Center, in collaboration with LiveWell Douglas County and the City of Lawrence Department of Parks, Recreation, Arts and Culture, is seeking a professional artist or artist teams to develop a long-lasting, innovative, original work of art to honor the Mexican American community of La Yarda, a housing unit created by the Santa Fe Railroad to house workers from 1920-51. The artwork will be installed on the Lawrence Lawrence Loop trail system in East Lawrence within a few blocks proximity of where the La Yarda neighborhood once stood. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply in collaboration with more established artists and/or fabricators. Community engagement will be an important part of this project and artists with cultural connections to history are especially welcome.

The total anticipated public art project budget is $35,000. This not-to-exceed total must cover all costs associated with the design, fabrication, installation, infrastructure, site preparation, site visits, and other related expenses.

Interested artists should enter and submit their application materials, listed below by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, March 15, 2024.

For more information visit or contact Marlo Angell, or
785-843-2787 ext. 132

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