2022 will see WAI transform this prime spot into an oasis for reflection and renewal.
We are officially accepting proposals from artists/designers to create a new commission: a contemporary outdoor design feature or artwork with potential to instill calm and tranquility for a pocket park in the City of Rock Hill.
The site is on White Street in the historic Old Town District of Rock Hill and is adjacent to The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour’s 12-Step Center and Joe’s Video Games. This public art project will offer the residents of Rock Hill a spot of respite within the city. Aiming to retain a meditative space within an urban setting, this work will celebrate nature, specifically the flora and biodiversity of Rock Hill and the region, perhaps even their impact on the city and/or historical aspect of the city.
We hope it will provide opportunities for dialogue emphasizing the increasing need for contemplation in our fast-paced society; exemplifying the concept of reflection as one of importance towards providing a positive sense of well-being.
The piece's design must have an inspirational/uplifting component such as a quote, verbiage, or encouraging imagery and an aspect to allow for photo opportunities with audience/community members.
WAI's commission call for proposals is now live, and applicants must apply at Cafe.
WAI will select one artist’s/designer’s proposal whose vision for this project incorporates these themes. The artist/designer will be responsible for the design, creation, transportation, and installation of the project and will work with the WAI Selection Committee and the City of Rock Hill staff.
For more information and to help us promote the call, please stay tuned.