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Calling all NYS artists!

Public art commission opportunities for the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge


ArtsWestchester seeks proposals for a mural in Rockland


The shared use path of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is designated to be a unique outdoor art destination created by New York artists! ArtsWestchester, in partnership with the New York State Thruway Authority and the Arts Council of Rockland, seeks proposals from professional New York State artists or artist collectives for a permanent mural for an underpass on the Rockland County path landing.



The New York State Thruway Authority has replaced the old bridge with a new 3.1-mile state-of-the-art, twin-span bridge across the Hudson River between Rockland and Westchester counties. The $3.98 billion Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is one of the largest single design-build contracts for a transportation project in the United States. Located less than twenty miles north of New York City, the cable-stayed span crosses one of the widest parts of the river and is the longest bridge in New York State.


One of the most anticipated features of the new bridge is its dedicated bike/pedestrian path, which will provide new access for non-motorized commuters across the Hudson River while also offering an exciting recreational opportunity in Rockland and Westchester Counties. When completed, cyclists and pedestrians will enjoy a twelve-foot wide path located on the northern side of the westbound span of the bridge. Separated from traffic by a concrete barrier, the path will also feature six scenic overlooks across the length of the crossing.



All applications for the mural commission must be submitted electronically through ArtsWestchester’s online application. Complete opportunity details and applications can be found on the ArtsWestchester website.



Mural Opportunity Fast Facts:

Proposal deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019, 11:59PM

Commission amount: $38,500

Installation on site: April 2020


All walls (including ceiling) are available for the project. Murals should be applied with long-life paint, or durable, weather-resistant 2D materials. Proposals may not include sculptural or protruding elements. All styles of artwork will be considered. The mural should be original in design and accessible to a diverse audience.


For project questions, contact Kathleen Reckling, Director of Public Programs at kreckling@artswestchester.org. For application technical assistance contact Logan Hanley, Exhibitions Manager, Lhanley@ArtsWestchester.org.



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