City of Montgomery to Commission Sculptures for Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Montgomery, Alabama: The City of Montgomery Public Art Commission is issuing a nationwide “call for artists” to seek proposals for permanent sculptures to be placed along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Two life size sculptures will be placed at key locations on the trail at a plaza on the City of St. Jude campus at Fairview Avenue and Oak Street and the Five Points intersection of Mobile, Clayton, Goldwaite and Montgomery streets.
The sculptures will be figurative in nature to enhance the visual experience of visitors to the trail and spotlight the importance of the Voting Rights March of 1965. Over one million dollars of improvements are in progress for the approximately three miles of the trail in Montgomery. The sculptures are a key part of the plan, which the City envisions being a permanent part of the trail far beyond the 50th anniversary celebration and appreciated for generations. The Commission envisions the sculptures providing visual images celebrating the courage of marchers and the transformative effect of the civil rights movement. For more information or a copy of the “call for artists”, contact Melanie Golson, Public Art Commission Communications Manager, at email@example.com.