Norman arts board sponsors bike rack design contest

Artists are being sought to submit designs for bike racks that will be installed on Main Street in the downtown arts district in Norman.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: November 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm •  Published: November 28, 2012
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The Norman Public Arts Board has issued a call to artists to submit designs for bike racks to be installed on Main Street in the downtown arts district.

The bike racks should accommodate a minimum of two bicycles, one on each side of the rack, similar to traditional U-shaped racks.

Designs should reflect Norman's unique aesthetic and cultural identity, arts board spokesman Josh Boydston said.

A design review board of local arts supporters and bicycle advocates will work with arts board members to select the winning designs.

The Public Arts Board will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of the winning designs.

The competition is open to all Oklahoma artists.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 20.

Winners will be notified Jan. 21, and the winning proposals will be installed in May.

Applications and a design work sheet are available for downloading at www.normanarts.org or can be picked up at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E Main.

The project is made possible through support from Fowler Volkswagen of Norman.

The Public Arts Board strives to develop community art projects with the goal of expanding Norman's reputation as an arts-supportive community, Boydston said.

Projects are supported by donations to the Art in Public Places Fund through earmarked utility bills and fundraising efforts by the board.

For more information, call 360-1162 or email joshb@normanarts.org.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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