The city of Ketchum has issued an open call for visual artists or designers to create and install a weather-resistant sculpture on the city’s Fourth Street Heritage Corridor.
The winning artist will receive a $29,000 stipend to cover design, materials, shipping and installation costs, and will need to personally deliver the piece before July 1.
Three selected “Art on Fourth” semifinalists, to be announced on Dec. 13, will receive a $250 award, and the finalist will be announced by Jan. 29.
According to a Ketchum Arts Commission statement, the chosen work—to appear on an existing 5-by-6-foot concrete pedestal between East and Walnut avenues—will be featured on the city website and on various social media platforms.
The Heritage Corridor, anchored in the heart of Ketchum by the Town Square, spans four blocks and is known for its chess tables and rotating art installations.
“The pedestrian walkway now boasts increased outdoor dining options and is home to many events during the summer and fall months. The selected artwork will enhance the city’s visual environment and the Heritage Corridor,” the Arts Commission statement reads.
The finalist’s artwork will go before the Ketchum City Council for final approval.
Required submission materials include a résumé, artistic statement and project proposal, due on Dec. 6 to Assistant City Administrator Lisa Enourato at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The call is open to all artists, regardless of their state of residence. For more information, visit the “Call to Artists and Designers” page at ketchumidaho.org/bc-kac.