City of Duvall Calls for Artists for Plank Public Art Project

The City of Duvall is looking for artists, especially those who live or work in the Snoqualmie Valley area from Monroe to North Bend and artists connected to local Indigenous Tribes, to take part in the Plank Public Art Project.

This project involves making hand-carved wooden planks that will be put up on ten streetlight poles along Main Street in Downtown Duvall.

Mayor Amy Ockerlander of Duvall said, “Art has the power to breathe life into our community, telling the stories that shape us. The Plank Public Art Project is an extraordinary opportunity for local artists to leave an enduring mark on Downtown Duvall and paint a vibrant picture that reflects the heart of our community.”

What the Project Involves:

Artists are asked to propose ideas for wood carvings to decorate four 10-ft wood planks on each of the ten streetlight poles. The city will provide the wood planks needed for the art. The themes of the carvings should either tell Indigenous stories of the Snoqualmie Valley or the history of Duvall with a focus on inclusivity.

Artists selected will receive a $5,000 contract for each set of four planks they work on, which includes design and creation costs. The City of Duvall will cover project administration, site preparation, and installation costs.

The opportunity is open to artists established in the Snoqualmie Valley and those connected to regional Indigenous Tribes.

About Duvall’s Public Art:

Duvall values art, culture, and heritage, aiming to maintain a lively and pedestrian-friendly downtown area. The Plank Public Art Project is meant to enhance the town’s appeal and honor its history and natural surroundings.

Project Timeline:

  • Announcement of Call for Artists: March 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
  • Selection of Final Artists: Early May 2024
  • Installation of Artwork: Fall 2024

Applications will be reviewed by a team of Cultural Commissioners and staff from the City of Duvall. Scoring guidelines will consider completeness, evidence of follow-through, quality of the proposal, and artwork concept.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 1, 2024. They should be emailed to Any questions or requests for clarification must be sent by March 22, 2024.

[Information provided by the City of Duvall]

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