‘We want (the art) to be a conversation piece, a gathering place and a thank-you to the community’
Partners in the Avli on Atlantic condo project on 9th Avenue S. in Inglewood are launching their search for an art project to grace the front of their nearly completed building.
A nine-member selection committee has been chosen and is accepting proposals until March 11 for the four-metre-wide by five-metre-high space on the southeast facade.
“We saw it as a way of giving back to the community of Inglewood,” says Penny Stathonikos, who is a partner in the Avli project with Chris Stathonikos and Brian Kernick of Greenwood Developments.
“We want it to be a conversation piece, a gathering place and a thank-you to the community. We didn’t want it to be just this concrete wall with a door in the middle.”
She admits the door will pose a challenge for artists competing for the commission of up to $40,000 to complete the winning artwork.