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By popular demand, WAP is bringing back public art to the streets of Wheaton. WAP will install 3 new large tetrahedrons (pyramids) around the Wheaton Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District where they will join 2 of the large pyramids created in 2020. There will be a web-based map of the locations and information about each piece of art and the artist who made it. Each of the pyramids will have 8 foot edges and will be installed around the Wheaton A&E District, from the town plaza to the Library and Recreation Center.
A regular tetrahedron is a four-sided pyramid of equilateral triangles, once side being the base. The WAP tetrahedrons will have 8 ft edges and will be constructed of half-inch plywood on three sides and will be attached to a base made of two-by-fours. The plywood faces will be primed with white acrylic paint and the edges caulked. The precise location for each tetrahedron will be determined in consultation with the Wheaton Urban District and local property owners.
Call to Artists
Montgomery County, Maryland artists and residents are invited to submit their proposals to paint or sculpt one of the 3 new “Wheaton Arts Parade Pyramids.” Residents do not have to be a professional artist to apply. Artists may partner with other artists to create a joint work of art. The artwork must be made of waterproof material and covered with a waterproof sealant that is able to withstand the elements. WAP is especially interested in receiving proposals for artwork that represents the Wheaton area’s diverse cultures.
Budget and Commission
Artists selected to create one of the 3 new pyramids will receive a $750 commission that includes the cost of supplies.
Deadlines and Project Timetable
Applicants should submit a simple proposal that describes the artwork they will create including a color sketch and the kind of materials they plan to use. All artwork must be original and not subject to any copyright. Artists may reproduce images of their existing work or create a new piece. A rough estimate of the supplies needed and their approximate cost is required. Applicants are required to use the web-based application form.
For more information, visit: https://www.wheatonartsparade.org/pyramids22-call-to-artists