CASID Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 23, 2014
Jersey City, NJ – The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation is pleased to announce that it is seeking creative proposals for its 2014 mural installation program. Pursuing multiple applications for both traffic box artwork and wall murals, the submission deadline for all proposals is Friday, October 17, 2014.
This art installation will continue to grow the outdoor art gallery happening in the Central Avenue shopping district which is adjacent to the new “Riverview Arts District” in the Heights section of Jersey City. Local residents, businesses, and artists are working together to reach the neighborhood’s long-term goal of adding “art destination” to Hudson County’s distinct resume. The Jersey City Heights is centrally located in Hudson County and directly across the Hudson River from New York City.
“The SID’s art initiatives have grown out of the belief that creative placemaking contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of neighborhoods,” says Sanford Fishman, CASID President. “It is exciting to see how much the art scene has taken off in Jersey City and the impact artists have had on our neighborhood specifically.”
For a fifth consecutive year, the CASID has partnered with numerous Hudson County-based art organizations to bring new art installations to its neighborhood main street. Among these installations include the “Dream” and “Koi Too” mural by Ed “T.DEE” Morris, Megan Gülick’s “Urban Inner Peace Zone” mural and Richard La Rovere’s “Salute to Central Avenue.” Other art installations include “The Flowers Never Die” and “Streetscapes” which mounted artwork on seven traffic boxes within the district.
All interested and qualified artists are encouraged to apply. Proposals will be considered under a RFP (Request for Proposal) model which has a proven successful to install new public art. It is a competitive process and all applicants are encouraged to offer their most competitive fees. For a copy of the RFP and mural application visit the CASID office for a hard copy or download it.
This program is made possible through the efforts of the CASID and funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Questions can be addressed to David Diaz via email or phone (201) 656-1366.