Call-to-Artists for the Alachua County Sports Event Center

Press release from Alachua County

Alachua County is advertising two separate Call-to-Artists for outdoor sports-themed silhouettes and an indoor mural at the Alachua County Sports Event Center. The art site is located at 4870 Celebration Pointe Drive, Gainesville. The ±143,892 sf facility is currently under construction at Celebration Pointe and is scheduled to be completed in January 2023. 

Artists must submit 3 to 6 high-quality (at least 600 x 900 pixels) digital photos of their existing, similar work. The photos should be of the same artwork, both close up and distant, showing details, height, and varying views of the work. Submittals will be accepted through Monochronicle by Wednesday, February 23, 2022, no later than 2 p.m. The budget for each project is $20,000.

The Alachua County Arts Council will rank submittals, and the top three artists will be paid $150 to sketch the proposed artwork (due within 30 days of notification). The three sketches will be presented to the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners for final selection.

Monochronicle, also known as GNV URBAN ART LLC, is a Gainesville-based, female-owned company founded by a 2018 graduate of the UF Warrington College of Business, selected as one of the top four winners of the 2021 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. The platform connects home/business owners with artists. Monochronicle has streamlined the traditional artist submittal and selection processes. Monochronicle uses technology and rating systems to promote equality, avoid biases, and ensure transparency in public arts.