An interactive, multi-sensory public art installation rooted in STEAM concepts -- science, technology, engineering, art and math -- is being planned by the City of Iowa City Public Art Committee. This permanent art piece will be installed on an 8 ft. by 15 ft. wall in the upper level of the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center at 220 S. Gilbert Street, near one of the building’s primary entrances.

The Public Art Committee has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and is seeking applications from artists, artist teams, engineers, architects, or others interested in creating the piece. In addition to being interactive, the committee is requesting that the installation provide a cause-and-effect learning experience, and that it be accessible to a wide range of abilities, including people who have sight, sound, mobility, or other limitations.

Total budget for the completed and installed artwork is $4,000.

The full RFQ is available online at All application materials must be emailed to Marcia Bollinger, Iowa City Public Art Program Coordinator, at by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. Notification of selection outcome will occur on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. The project must be completed by June 15, 2017.

For more information, contact Marcia Bollinger at 319-356-5237 or

Date of publication

Monday, November 07, 2016