The Monroe County YMCA is issuing a Call to Artists to submit applications for consideration for a site-specific outdoor sculpture commission for their new Northwest Branch, located at 1375 N. Wellness Way in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Monroe County YMCA recognizes that the visual quality of its spaces has a profound impact on its users and the community at large. Well-designed outdoor spaces can improve the appearance and safety of an area, give it a new vibrancy and make the public feel welcome. Both quality design and public art in public spaces contribute to livable communities.
The Monroe County YMCA Northwest Branch Sculpture Selection Panel, comprised of YMCA staff, arts professionals, project partners and community members will review responses to this Call to Artists and recommend an artist (or artist team) for this opportunity. The Monroe County YMCA is committed to investing funds towards public art and site improvements for an identified site located on the grounds of the new Northwest Branch through generous funding provided by the Mary Oliver Foundation.