City seeks art for Cottonwood bridge

The City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Commission is on the hunt for art to line the Cottonwood Creek bridge.

The City of Nelson’s Cultural Development Commission is on the hunt for art to line the Cottonwood Creek bridge.

The call for artists was posted on July 15, but became a topic of conversation at Monday’s council meeting when Stephanie Fischer, chair of the Cultural Development Commission, and Joy Barrett, the city’s cultural development officer, made a presentation about the plan for the 100 block of Baker Street.

“We installed the skeleton, and the artists will install the art,” said Fischer about the project.

The Cottonwood Creek bridge will be based on a similar project in Gyro Park.

Mayor John Dooley felt it was important that the proposed art reflect the history and personality of the Railtown area.

Barrett said they have already received a number of proposals.

The total budget for the project is $30,000 and the deadline for submissions is 2:30 p.m. on August 3.

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