Call-for-artists seeks sculpture that reflects hope for new Esperance Park plaza

By Snohomish County Government | Press Release

EDMONDS, Wash., August 13, 2020 – The Snohomish County Arts Commission is seeking proposals for artwork for a “Hope Symbol” for the plaza in newly renovated Esperance Park in Edmonds.  The competition is open to professional artists residing in Snohomish County. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on September 10, 2020.

Esperance Park
Esperance Park located between 222nd St. S.W. and 224 St. SW on 76th Ave. W in Edmonds. Phot courtesy of Google Maps.

“Esperance” means “hope” in French. Snohomish County Parks and the Arts Commission propose to commission a site-specific sculptural element for the central area of the park that reflects “hope” in order to inspire park and community users and as a nod to the park’s name. The round public plaza has an 8-pointed star designed into the concrete to symbolize hope. The statue will be incorporated into the plaza.

Esperance Park
Photo of Esperance Park. Photo Courtesy of Snohomish County Government.

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About Snohomish County Arts Commission

The Snohomish County Arts Commission cultivates and enhances a vibrant community of artists and arts organizations by connecting citizens with a range of cultural opportunities to celebrate, appreciate and participate in the diverse arts and culture of the County.

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