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Public Art Committee to select one artist for recommendation of new US-41/Fruitville Rd roundabout

The City Commission will have the final say on the selection
Public Art Sarasota finalists
Public Art Sarasota finalists(City of Sarasota)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 11:52 AM EST
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - The City of Sarasota issued a call to artists for the acquisition of a landmark sculpture to be place in the roundabout at US-41 and Fruitville Road.

Above are the three concepts being considered for a future sculpture to go in the roundabout.

The Call to Artists closed on Sept. 16, 2021 and there were 143 applications submitted to the city.

The three finalists are:

Sujin Lim

Mark Aeling

Shan Shan Sheng

On January 27, the Public Art Committee will hear from the finalists and select a winning artwork proposal. This proposal will then be later recommended to the City Commission, which will have the final say on the artist and sculpture. The full process and timeline is outlined here.

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