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City of Palmdale Calls Upon Artists for Roundabout Sculpture Project

PALMDALE, CA – The City of Palmdale is excited to announce a call for artists to design and install a public art sculpture in a new roundabout under construction at Avenue S-8 and 40th Street East. This project is part of the City’s ongoing efforts to enhance our shared areas and support non-motorist safety, mobility and comfort. The sculpture will serve as a significant visual enhancement, reflecting the diverse landscape and spirit of Palmdale.


“Roundabout art helps transform our urban infrastructure into dynamic public spaces. It not only enhances traffic flow and safety but also brings cultural expression to our streets,” said Mayor Austin Bishop. “We are looking for artwork that captures the unique character of Palmdale and serves as a landmark that will be enjoyed by our community.”


The project budget is $40,000, which covers the artist fee, proposal design stipend, fabrication, welding, engineering, equipment rentals, transportation, installation and other associated expenses. The call for entries is open to artists residing in California. Applications are due by June 14, and submissions will be reviewed from June 15 to June 21, with notification of a decision by June 25.


Selected artists will receive a $450 stipend for their proposals. The sculpture must be an original design, family-friendly and suitable for viewing by all ages. It must be constructed from durable materials capable of withstanding harsh desert weather conditions and require minimal maintenance. 


The final artwork should fit within an 8' by 8' footprint, be no more than 17' in height and weigh no more than 3,000 pounds. It must be securely anchored to prevent any damage from wind, snow load or seismic activity.


For more information about submission requirements and to apply, visit For questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation department at or call 661/267-5611.


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