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Posted on: May 11, 2021

City of Dublin Invites Artists to Submit Designs for Recovered Wood Art Project

The City of Dublin invites qualified professional artists or high school student artists working under the supervision of an art teacher or art professional to submit designs for art pieces made from the wood of a fallen oak tree.  The wood has been cut into a variety of sizes, including rounds and trunk sections. Works of art could include one piece of the tree or several pieces of the tree, to be used at the artist's discretion.  All proposals must be received by the City of Dublin by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  

Interested artists will have the opportunity to take a look at the wood up close, take measurements, and inspect the condition of the wood before they submit a proposal.  The meetings will take place at Emerald Glen Park at 4:00 p.m. on May 28 and June 16, 2021.  An RSVP is recommended, but not required.

The City has budgeted $20,000 for this project.  Exceptions may be considered depending on recommendations of the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission.  The City may choose to select more than one artist to complete multiple art projects or may choose one artist to complete one large project.  This decision will be based on the variety and scale of responses received.

Artwork must be suitable for all ages and follow the City’s values, which are part of the adopted Mission and Vision statements.  The City's Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission will review and recommend designs to the Dublin City Council.  The City expects contracts to be awarded in November 2021, with artwork completed by March 2022.

Applications and instructions are available online at

For questions, contact Heritage and Cultural Arts Supervisor Tyler Phillips at or call (925) 556-4500.

Photos of sections of wood from an old oak tree to be used in a future art piece.

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