Panel of Burlington residents needed to select mural for Mountainside Pool

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Published April 19, 2022 at 10:56 am

Burlington’s Mountainside Pool is undergoing a revitalization and the City of Burlington is looking for opinions about art for the project.

A steering committee will provide input into project goals and themes, create a shortlist from the applicants and decide the winning artist.

The goal is to revitalize the Mountainside Pool so it is inviting and encourages participation through swimming and water play while fostering an active and healthy lifestyle.

Three artists will be shortlisted to create preliminary design concepts for the public review and comment. The community steering committee will evaluate the public feedback plus the technical proposal to select the winning artist.

“Mountainside Outdoor Pool is more than 50 years old and has served the community well,” said Chris Glenn, director of Recreation, Community and Culture.

“The revitalization will create a new accessible, attractive, fun and welcoming multi-use outdoor swimming pool that invites the whole community to participate and experience swimming and water play while encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle.”

The responsibilities of the committee will be to:

Attend a project start-up meeting (online) to brainstorm project goals and themes

Review and score artist proposals to select a shortlist of three artists

Review design proposals and public feedback of three short-listed artists to select winning artist

“Not only is this a great opportunity for an artist to design and create a beautiful mural for the revitalized Mountainside Pool, it is also an exciting opportunity for residents to join the steering committee to help us select the right artist for this project,” said Angela Paparizo, manager of Arts and Culture.

“It is my hope Burlington residents will get involved in this opportunity to choose an artist and evaluate the mural submissions for Mountainside.”

Interested applicants should send their information and a brief statement, 250 words maximum, outlining why they are interested in joining the steering committee to [email protected] by Friday, May 6.

For more information, visit the city website.

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