The City of University City’s Department of Community Development is inviting artists to submit designs for six wood benches that will be painted for Olive Boulevard bus stops without a bus shelter.

These works of art will contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of Olive Boulevard in University City, and the selected designs will fit well into Olive Boulevard’s current streetscape. The theme for the art work is Ethnic Diversity, since these benches will be located in the heart of the Olive Link, a diverse and vibrant melting pot that is home to hundreds of international businesses.

This project is part of University City’s commitment to remaining an inclusive and accepting city that continually welcomes, encourages. and celebrates diversity. The painted benches will join the completed painted utility boxes as a symbol of diversity and artistic reverence in University City. 

To be considered for selection, artists must submit their names, work samples, photos or website information, and a statement describing their design and how it relates to Ethnic Diversity, to Adam Brown. Artists are welcome to submit up to twelve applications and designs, but all must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6. Artists will be selected and notified in April and will begin painting the benches shortly thereafter.  

For more information, or to receive a design template of the benches, contact Adam Brown at 314-505-8522 or abrown@ucitymo.org. For the full list of regulations regarding design submissions, visit ucitymo.org/documentcenter/view/12509.



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