Six cities across the Phoenix metropolitan area issued a collective call for artists as part of the IN FLUX initiative and have selected the Cycle 8 cohort of artists who will create temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley. The locations range from art centers, libraries and government buildings, to public plazas and plinths.
The artworks vary in material, size and style for an exciting range of site-specific experiences. Partner Cities—Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe—invited artists across all disciplines to submit to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to produce work that will be on public display for one year, beginning in April 2019.
The intentions of this multi-city partnership are to create connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences, while providing creatives a chance to expand their skills, challenge their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work. It was launched in 2010 by Scottsdale Public Art as an initiative for temporary installations in vacant storefronts.