Downtown Public Art

Three artists were chosen to create artwork to be integrated into the upcoming reconstruction of 2nd street at the heart of the city's downtown core. The public art project budget is $60,000, funded by the City of McCall and McCall Local Option Tax funds.

The Public Art Committee asked that the artwork:

  • Contribute to 2nd Street as the city’s center and an inviting gathering place
  • Support McCall as a walk-able and bike-able community
  • Create excitement and interest for the community
  • Be durable, low maintenance, and appropriate for McCall’s climate

During the week of January 29 through February 10th, sample size art concepts and full project proposals will be displayed at Barn Owl Books located at 616 N. 3rd Street, Suite 110, McCall. If you can't stop by and see them, take a moment to enjoy the pictures below. Remember to tell us what is your favorite design by taking the quick survey! Online survey closes February 10th, 2019. There will also be a special design and desserts event at Barn Owl on February 7th which will display both the Lardo Bridge and the Downtown public art project samples. Refreshments will be served from 5pm to 7pm.

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#1 Native Grass Sculptures

Sculptures 25-30 ft. in height will represent native Idaho grasses in durable steel and plexiglass. Each sculpture incorporates seating and/or bike storage at its base.

Artist: CJ Rench

To review the full artist proposal, click here: CJRDesign MCN2 2019.pdf

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#2 Four Seasons-Full Circle

Full Season-Full Circle proposes to add mosaic elements to concrete seat walls along the sidewalk side of landscaped islands. The artist also proposes to construct bike storage in the shape of a bear and add a fish sculpture.

Artist: Melissa Cole

To review the full artist proposal, click here:FourSeasonsFullCircle Cole.pdf

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#3 Payette Forward - Antler Benches

Two moose antler inspired seating benches to be located on opposite corners of the 2nd Street and Lenora intersection.

Artist: Pete Goldlust

To review the full artist proposal, click here: Goldlust McCall Proposal.pdf

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