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Proposals sought to beautify Washington Lane

The Corporation of Hamilton is looking for proposals to brighten and beautify Washington Lane.

According to a recently extended request for proposal, the city is looking to “improve the general aesthetic and night-time safety” of the pedestrian pathway.

“Over the past two years the City Arts Festival has focused on beautifying various areas in the City to help contribute to our mandate of being a ‘vibrant' City,” the RFP stated. “Our aim is to expand public art in the City of Hamilton and bring all of the art communities together to celebrate art in Bermuda.

“The City Arts Festival aims to work with Bermuda's arts organisations and independent artists to help curate and implement public art installations in the City of Hamilton. In 2015 we saw the installation of 4 pieces to two main parts of the City and in 2016 we expanded on that by installing five more art pieces in five new locations adding colour to the City.

“For 2017, we want to capitalise on this project and focus on one high traffic area that connects two major streets; Washington Lane.”

Partnering with Washington Properties, the RFP seeks proposals that would implement a range of features including but not limited to lighting, horticulture and wall art, with a maximum budget of $30,000.

Artists or Designers may submit more than one proposal, and additional sponsorship from outside sources would be accepted if required to subsidise the instillation.

However both City Hall and the property owners reserve the right to refuse any proposal that does not “achieve the desired aesthetic or visual impact”.

The deadline for proposals is 5pm on March 20, with the contract being awarded on March 24 and work expected to be completed by May 15.

Proposals should be delivered to the City of Hamilton offices.

Washington Lane (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Published February 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm (Updated February 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm)

Proposals sought to beautify Washington Lane

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