Public Art for Central Bench Transit Shelters





Questions/Clarifications: Catina Crum,

DEADLINE: January 9th, 2020 at 3 pm., local time (MST)




Boise City invites artists to apply for an opportunity to design artwork for two Valley Regional Transit bus shelters located in the Central Bench Neighborhood.  The selected artists will be paid $2,000 each to create a digital artwork to be fabricated into a single color, silhouette style vinyl wrap that will cover the exterior glass panels of the transit shelter.  The opportunity is open to artists working in all disciplines.  The artwork should serve to highlight the unique and celebrated qualities of life in the Central Bench Neighborhood.  The selected artist will collaborate with City staff to develop appropriate design content.

The selected artist will work with a City-hired fabricator to provide direction and oversight for the proper digital file preparation, color proofing, installation and orientation of the artwork. The artist must be able to provide a digital artwork file to meet the fabricator’s specifications.  The fabricator will format the digital file, print the file on vinyl and manage the fabrication and installation of the vinyl wrap.  The artist will retain the copyright to the work, however the City will maintain ownership of the vinyl.  The artwork is expected to last 5 – 8 years and the City may choose to remove the vinyl and provide a new opportunity for artists in the future.

The City anticipates commissioning two artists or artist teams but reserves the right to select more than two or reject all applications.


Please deliver the application by January 9, 2020 by 3:00 p.m.

The submission package or envelope must be sealed and plainly marked for delivery as follows:



Via E-mail to

We encourage persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact Jennifer Yribar, 208-608-7051 or email, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the application is due. To request assistance, you may also dial TTY 1-800-377-3529.