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Call for artists in Dudley Square

Jul 26, 2013

Dudley Square Call for Artists! The City of Boston has announced three separate calls for artists to provide public art pieces at the new Dudley Square Municipal Center. The first round of responses is due August 4th. The City is requesting three types of art: 1)      A painted or sculptural element to revitalize the Ferdinand Building’s old brick wall. 2)      An outdoor sculptural piece at the southeast corner of Warren St. 3)      A decorative acoustic wall panel to hang in the Boston Public Schools School Committee Room. Only BPS students may submit proposals for this piece. The art will adorn the new Dudley Square Municipal Building, which celebrated its topping off in late June and is scheduled for completion by January 2015. “Our work is far from done,” Mayor Menino said at the ceremony. “From the beginning our goal has been simple: bring more people and economic life to historic Dudley Square.” The $115 million LEED Silver Certified project will house over 500 BPS employees. This month Mayor Menino announced that CB Richard Ellis/Grossman Retail Advisors has been selected for leasing advisory services for the 18,000 square feet of ground floor retail at the municipal building, and last week, the BRA hosted the 2013 Boston Retail Tour, which featured over 100 New England retailers and investors interested in calling Boston, and possibly Dudley Square, their new home.    

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