Horse In The City is an exciting way to take art out of the museums and
onto the streets for people of all ages to enjoy. This city art project
has helped to build civic pride, and benefit local charities.
Life-size fiberglass horses continue to make an impression
that is hard to miss
around Shawnee as some of the area’s most talented artists “bring to
life” these graceful creatures.
Horse in the City is a citywide public art presentation designed to
enliven cultural activity and increase tourism to Shawnee. The horses
are to be sponsored by companies, organizations, and individuals, and
be transformed into multimedia works of art by local artists and craftspeople.
The Details & Cost
The horses will be life size in several poses; Standing (Thoroughbred &
Arabian), Grazing and Rearing Poses. When placed in public, the horses
will be mounted to concrete bases. Sponsorship costs will be $3,000 for
the Arabian, Thoroughbred and Grazing pose and $3,500 for the Rearing pose.
See attached sheet for sample photos of the horse poses. The sponsorship
includes the horse, artist honorarium, clear silicone coat, identification
sign and installation.
It is extremely important for both the artist and the sponsor to understand
that we are promoting public art as our number one goal. Sponsors may choose
the option of having their identity worked into the artists design.
Sponsor and art panel review will begin as soon as artist’s proposals are
submitted. A reception for sponsors and artists will be held on the Tuesday,
March 11th Artists who have approved designs, will have the opportunity to
meet with sponsors. Both sponsors and artists are encouraged to collaborate
on designs prior to this deadline. Any significant changes or redesigns must
be approved by the selection committee prior to executing the work.
***ORDER DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 8, 2008***
For more information contact Chuck Mills at 405-273-4900 or by