Public Art Project: Alameda Creek Watershed Center

Apply by September 16, 2019

The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for the Alameda Creek Watershed Public Art Project. Opportunities include:

- Large outdoor sculpture located on a 30’ diameter plaza at the entrance to the Center’s gardens.

- Artwork integrated into the Center’s gardens, which may consist of sculpture(s).


Project Budget

The total artwork budget is $500,000, inclusive of all artist's fees, as well as associated expenses for design, fabrication, insurance, transportation and installation.


Project Description

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is currently constructing the Alameda Creek Watershed Center (ACWC) in Sunol near the Sunol Water Temple as part of its effort to improve its existing facilities in the Sunol Yard. Located on the aboriginal homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Center's mission is to educate the public about the Alameda Creek Watershed, the SFPUC water system, and the history and heritage of the Muwekma Ohlone people through interpretive and interactive exhibits. The nearby Sunol Valley Water Temple, a 1910 beaux arts landmark, marks the confluence of three sources of water flowing into Sunol Valley. Adjacent to the Temple is the Sunol AgPark, 18 acres of land that support small-scale sustainable farms that provide fresh food to Bay Area communities, as well as hands-on environmental education and job training. Construction on the Alameda Creek Watershed Center is scheduled for completion in Summer 2021.

The goals of the Alameda Creek Watershed Center Public Art Project are to commission an artwork for the Center’s gardens or 30’ diameter garden entrance plaza that acknowledges the historical and contemporary presence of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe in the Alameda Creek Watershed; highlights the Watershed’s diverse natural resources and role in the SFPUC water supply system; and serves as a focal point, yet is integrated with the site and surroundings.


For more information and to access application, click here.


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