News Release - Proposals Sought for Public Art for Brooks Landing Public Improvement Project

City of Rochester

News Release 

(Friday, June 10, 2016) – The City of Rochester, in partnership with the New York State Department of State is inviting qualified artists to submit proposals for public art as part of the Brooks Landing Phase II Public Improvements Project, located along the Genesee River in the historically rich Genesee Valley Park, in the Brooks Landing Neighborhood.

In addition to public art, the project includes the design and construction of park and streetscape enhancements to: enhance the pedestrian and visual access to the waterfront, enhance the recreational value and scenic quality of the park, and acknowledge the history of the surrounding neighborhood as well as the historically significant Frederick Law Olmsted designed Genesee Valley Park. Construction of the park improvements are substantially complete.

The public art will create focal point(s) within the public space. The artwork will be selected in an open competition. Up to three artists will be selected to enter into contracts with the City for the design, fabrication, transport and installation of the work. The competition will be administered in accordance with State and City policies and standards. The prospectus is available online at An informational meeting is scheduled for 5:30 P.M., Thursday, June 23, 2016, in City Hall Council Chambers, 30 Church Street, Rochester, New York 14614. The deadline to submit proposals is 4:00 P.M., Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Total funding available for the art competition is $150,000. The public improvements, including the public art, are being financed by the City and through a grant from the New York State Department of State, with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.


News Release: For more information, contact Press Officer, Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.