580 old town school of folk music new building exterior panels

Posted: Sep 14, 2010

Old Town School of Folk Music New Building Exterior Panels

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Type:Call for Entries
Category:Art Contests > All Art Forms
Entry Fee:Free
Entry Deadline
Oct 4 2010

Call for Entries Details

The Old Town School seeks to commission artwork for a new arts education facility to be built at 4543 North Lincoln Avenue, in the Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago. The new facility, designed by VOA Associates, represents an expansion of its existing Lincoln Square campus. The building includes music classrooms, dance studios and a flexible concert/dance hall. The project seeks Gold LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The façade of the new facility was designed to relate to the Old Town School's existing facility, the art deco style former Hild Library at 4544 North Lincoln Avenue. As of August 30, Construction has begun, and will be completed in September 2011.

The artwork(s) will be focal points of the new building and will be seen by thousands of students, concert-goers, neighborhood and city residents, local business patrons and tourists on a weekly basis. Situated on the building façade and on the staircase featured in the lobby, the work will be highly prominent, public and permanent. The artwork(s) are intended to celebrate music and movement and to enrich the architecture through ornament specific to the Mission of the School and the building. The artwork should be a creative reflection of the Old Town School, its heritage and its programs.

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