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UAC Artist Info Session: Heights Line Gateway Sculpture

UAC Artist Info Session: Heights Line

UAC is hosting an information session for interested artists on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024 from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Interested artists who have not completed a public art project previously or not completed a project of this scale are strongly encouraged to reach out to the UAC team in advance of submitting their application. Artists may also schedule a meeting with UAC staff to review their application and portfolio. Appointments are available until 1 week prior to the close of the call to artists. Email kayla@uacmem.org.

location: 422 N Cleveland St, Memphis, TN 38104

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About the Heights Line:

The Heights Line is a 1.75-mile multi-use path and linear park located in the median of National Street between Summer Ave and Bayliss Ave, connecting to the Hampline and Wolf River Greenway.  This is a neighborhood-led initiative to create the longest linear park in Memphis along a former trolley line. The project will provide a much-needed public space amenity in North Memphis and connect disinvested historic neighborhoods to nearby parks, urban centers, and transit routes. It is designed to narrow lanes and decrease speeds making it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. Heights Line will also provide the first urban connection between two of Memphis’ premier greenways– the $60 million Wolf River Greenway and the 13-mile Shelby Farms Greenline.

Local residents began work in 2017 by reclaiming excess road capacity and building a temporary demonstration of Heights Line. Completion of the permanent installation of the first phase from Summer Avenue to Macon is expected in Spring 2024.

About UAC:

UrbanArt Commission (UAC) works to create opportunities for artists and neighborhoods to connect and shape spaces through public art. Since 2002, UAC has managed the City of Memphis’s Percent-For-Art Program, which allocates funds annually to develop public art in connection to capital improvement projects. UAC also facilitates public art projects throughout the city working with various partners and clients to support artists and new experiences with art.

For more information about this opportunity, please contact: kayla@uacmem.org

All open calls to artists +neighborhoods can be found on www.uacmem.org/calls-to-artists

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Date

Apr 03 2024
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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cost

Free

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UrbanArt Commission
Phone
901.221.4077
Email
info@uacmem.org
Website
https://uacmem.org/
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