Chicago Public Art Program


Request For Qualifications (RFQ) for Riverwalk East Public Art Design Project

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:59pm, CST


Artwork by Jackie Kazarian

The Chicago Public Art Collection includes more than 500 works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around the city, such as police stations, libraries, and CTA stations. As part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Public Art Program administers the Chicago Public Art Collection and implements the City’s Percent for Art Ordinance. The Collection provides the citizens of Chicago with an improved public environment and enhances city buildings and spaces with quality works of art by professional artists.

Chicago Public Art Collection Highlights

Monument to the Great Northern Migration Crossing Kerry James Marshall's Knowledge and Wonder
Floating Family  Current  Rara Avis
Riverwalk Gateway Snow Sculpture for Chicago Haymarket Memorial
Harold Washington Library 911 Center Branch Libraries
Midway Airport Gallery 37 Center for the Arts Goldblatt's Building
Chicago Police Headquarters Jacob's Ladder Crown Fountain
 Cloud Gate  Dawn Shadows  The Picasso
 Fountain of Time  I Will  Four Seasons
 Agora  Carpet  Monument with Standing Beast



For information on the Public Art Percent-for-Art Ordinance, Chicago Public Art Guide, Policies & Procedures and  the Percent-for-Art Fund Financial Statements, visit our Publications & Reports page.

Chicago Artist Registry
The Chicago Public Art Program maintains a Chicago Artist Registry, which serves as a reference catalog of work by local artists. It is a resource for Percent-for-Art projects and is open to all artists.
Chicago Public Art Projects
View a listing of forthcoming Public Art Projects, including new projects, projects in the design and selection phase, and projects in the fabrication/installation phase or recently completed. This is not a request for proposals and is provided for informational purposes only.
Public Art Program - Request For Qualifications (RFQ)
The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) invites professional artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications for a public art design project in response to sites along Riverwalk East, located on the south bank of the Chicago River, between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

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Download the Chicago Public Art Guide (.pdf) (06/04)