The city of Hermiston is looking for someone with a background in public art to assist the city in putting together a public art plan.

The city council gave city staff a green light on creating the plan during its Oct. 27 meeting after the Community Enhancement Committee chose public art as its next focus.

In order to create that plan, the city has released a request for qualifications for a consultant to define public art, determine the areas of the city most ripe for an art installation and suggest the type of art (mural, statue, etc.) that could be implemented there.

The consultant would also be expected to help present the plan to the public sometime next spring.

The request for qualifications can be found online at www.hermiston.or.us/public-notice/rfq-citywide-public-art-plan. The city is offering $9,000 to complete the project. Applications are due Jan. 8, 2016. The anticipated start date for the project is Feb. 1, 2016.

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