Artists Invited to Contribute to Black History Project

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a public art project celebrating Black contributions  in Huntington.

The project is planned for the northwest corner of Fair Meadow Park at the intersection of Park Avenue, Pulaski Road and East Fifth Street.

The Town’s Committee to Commemorate Black History and Councilwoman Joan Cergol and have put the proposal together, saying that Huntington, throughout its 368-year history, has been home to Black residents who contributed  as musicians, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, religious
leaders, writers, community activists, trailblazers, business owners, and elected officials.

A budget of up to $75,000 is available for the project, which is expected to cover all aspects of the commission including design, fabrication, installation, and related incidental costs.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is available after registering on the Town’s
website, and/or Within the RFP are find details on certificate of insurance requirements, submission materials and instructions and tentative project schedule.

The deadline for submissions is May 5.

“I am excited to advance this important project recognizing the many achievements of our Black residents, both known and unknown,” Cergol said. “I am eager to see what our talented artist community comes up with and wish to thank the committee for their efforts to advance this project.”

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