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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Call for Artist: Art by the Bay

Call for Artists - Art by the Bay

The City of Safety Harbor requests submissions from artists or artists teams.

Safety Harbor is comfortably nestled along the northwest edge of Old Tampa Bay in Pinellas County. Safety Harbor enjoys a unique place in the history books and in the hearts of its citizens and visitors. The first inhabitants were the Timucuan Indians who called the area Tocobaga. In 1528, Spanish adventures led by the explorer Panfilo de Narvaez landed on our shores. Safety Harbor is the home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs. Given this name in 1539 by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who was searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth, these natural springs have attracted the attention worldwide for their curative powers. Safety Harbor was first homesteaded by Count Odet Philippe, a French surgeon in Napoleon’s navy, who is credited with introducing citrus growing to Florida. Established in 1823, the Counts homestead is now the site of Philippe Park, which is a 122-acre Pinellas County owned and operated facility that is very popular among our residents and visitors.

Safety Harbor was formally incorporated as a City in 1917 with a population of 200 persons. Today 18,031 persons call Safety Harbor their home. As primarily a residential community, the City has maintained the character of a family-oriented community while preserving our environmentally sensitive lands and revitalizing our historic downtown Business District.

Deadline: Friday, December 9, 2022, 4:00 PM
Any Proposal received after the above-stated date and time will not be considered or accepted. It shall be the sole responsibility of the individual or entity submitting a Proposal to have its Proposal delivered to the City in accordance with this RFP for receipt on or before the date and time set forth above. No matter the method of delivery chosen by the Proposer, the Proposer shall be solely responsible for its timely delivery. No late Proposals will be accepted or considered by the City.

Project Goals: 5 pieces of artwork will be selected and then enlarged and printed to 9’ W x 5’ H outdoor DiBond material. The theme of artwork should be Safety Harbor, Small Town, or Community.

Location: Safety Harbor Marina, 105 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

The park features:
• Boardwalks through mangroves overlooking Tampa Bay
• Fishing pier
• Bike/walking trails
• Memorial Plaza
• Marina with 40 wet slips
• Shade Sail Pavilion

Project Budget: $300 per artwork selected to be printed and displayed for 2 years. All expenses for submitted a proposal to the City shall be born solely by the proposer.

Media: All proposed works must be in compliance with the theme: Safety Harbor, Small Town, and Community. Images submitted must be a high resolution JPEG.

Safety Harbor Art by the Bay Application and More Information

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