FREEPORT — The Freeport Art Museum recently announced the commission of public art for the newly constructed Arts Plaza project at the corners of Douglas Street and Chicago Avenue in downtown Freeport.

FAM is looking for artists that have experience in working with small, rural cities to complete artworks for permanent installation within the grounds of the plaza; a property owned by the Freeport Art Museum that is currently being developed for use as an arts-based civic space.

Submitted qualifications will be judged by a Public Art Steering Committee composed of museum staff, members of the board of directors, city officials, area artists and members of the community. Final selections will be recommended to the FAM Board of Directors for approval.

Up to five finalists will be selected and asked to create a proposal for the site. Individual artists and/or artist teams are welcome to submit their qualifications. Finalists will be paid $500 for developing their proposal and FAM will reimburse expenses related to site visits, interviews and expenses related to this process including travel, lodging and meals.

The deadline for submissions is May 22.

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