Oak 140 Mural Project

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our project. We appreciate your consideration.

We are requesting qualifications for an experienced and professional artist or team of artists from Colorado to complete two murals on a new building in Old Town, Fort Collins. Housing Catalyst and the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority are working in partnership to develop a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project in Old Town, Fort Collins.

Oak 140 is located at 143 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.

The five-story building will consist of brick veneer, metal panel siding and a stucco exterior with a staggered setback elevation and flat roof. It will house 79 apartments, office space, a lobby and a parking garage.

Northeast corner, Mural faces north and Mountain Ave

Construction design renderings of the Oak 140 building North East Corner

Southwest Corner, Mural faces west and College Ave.

Construction design renderings of the Oak 140 building

Mural Specifications

Mural 1

Location: northeast corner of building, faces Mountain Ave.

Mural faces: north

Size: 26’ tall x 6’ wide, recessed slightly

Total sq. ft.: 156 sq. ft.

To be painted on: new stucco

Texture: smooth

Color of stucco: color has not been chosen yet

Height of mural: 2nd story – 4th story

Construction design renderings of two of two mural placement and dimensions on the Oak 140 building

Mural 2

Location: southwest corner of building, faces College Ave. 

Mural faces: west

Size: 26’ tall x 6’ wide, recessed slightly

Total sq. ft.: 156 sq. ft.

To be painted on: new stucco

Texture: smooth

Color of stucco: color has not been chosen yet

Height of mural: 2nd story – 4th story

Construction design renderings of one of two mural placement and dimensions on the Oak 140 building

Expectations for Murals

Murals shall:

  • be of the highest quality, unique and innovative
  • complement one another
  • signify the importance of affordable housing and its value to the community
  • create a visual and cultural connection between the site, the Old Town neighborhood and the Fort Collins community
  • spark interest and exploration for residents, visitors and pedestrians
  • be completed in five weeks

Expectations for Artists

Artists shall:

  • prime and prepare the location
  • seal and protect murals accordingly
  • be responsible for the acquisition of all materials, equipment and tools needed to complete the project
  • be responsible for complying with all applicable laws, building codes, regulations and requirements set forth by the organizations
  • have necessary liability insurance
  • prepare a budget that explicitly lays out all costs
  • prepare a rough timeline for project

Timeline

  • Call for Artists opens – 4/15/22
  • Call for Artists closes – 5/20/22
  • Finalize artist short list – 5/25/22
  • Artists contacted/interviews set up – 5/30 – 6/1/22
  • Interviews: 6/13 – 6/24/22
  • Notify Artist of Acceptance – 6/27/22
  • Artist begins mural – 9/1/22
  • Mural needs to be completed – 10/6/22

Short-listed artists will be given 20 minutes to present their concept to our board. All presentations are in person and will be followed by a 30 minute question/answer. Each short-listed artist, not chosen, will be given a $250 stipend.

The total budget for this project is $30,000. This budget shall include all materials, tools, equipment, necessary liability insurance and travel expenses.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Amanda DeAngelis at 970.231.3060 or email at amanda@nolacreativecompany.com.

For complete information on the RFQ or to apply for this call, please visit the website here

This mural project is a collaboration between the Fort Collins Downtown Development Authority and Housing Catalyst. For more information about the Oak 140 Project, please visit the Housing Catalyst Website.

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