The City of Arcata is excited to open up its first Call for Artists to paint fire hydrants along the G&H and 8th and 9th Streets downtown corridor. The City has dedicated funding for artists’ commissions to paint fire hydrants in these corridors and create further connectivity between downtown Arcata, Cal Poly Humboldt, and the Creamery District.
To help create a shared vision, a community input survey was released in February/March 2023 around the theme of “connectivity”. In general, survey respondents expressed that to them, “connectivity” represented community, diversity, inclusivity, and the natural world (with an emphasis on water. Respondents expressed a preference to see fire hydrants that are individual and unique rather than visually connected.
Interested artists will be required to complete an application, which can be found here. Applications are due June 7, 2023