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Community asked to submit words, phrases for Civic Square sculpture

March 20 is deadline for submissions

Posted 3/16/21

The community is invited to contribute words and phrases to be incorporated into a sculpture by artist Blessing Hancock to be installed in November at Goodyear’s new Civic Square at Estrella Park.

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PUBLIC ART

Community asked to submit words, phrases for Civic Square sculpture

March 20 is deadline for submissions

Posted

The community is invited to contribute words and phrases to be incorporated into a sculpture by artist Blessing Hancock scheduled to be installed in November at Goodyear’s new Civic Square at Estrella Park.

Construction on Phase I of the $88 million Civic Square project is scheduled to begin this spring on 50 acres at the northwest corner of McDowell Road and 150th Drive.

It will include a four-story, 125,000-square-foot City Hall housing a two-story, 20,000-square-foot public library in addition to council chambers and city offices; Globe Corp.’s three-story, 100,000-square-foot office building and adjacent 1,100-vehicle parking structure; and Civic Square Park, a 2-acre greenspace where the city can hold activities and special events.

Completion is expected in summer 2022.

READ: Major projects under way in Goodyear

The artwork will reflect the spirit of Civic Square as a destination for community, celebration and connectivity, according to a city news release.

It will be composed of stainless steel, polycarbonate and color-changing lighting. The text will cover the surface of the artwork and tell the story of Goodyear.

“Please help make this sculpture relevant and personal by sharing words that reflect the celebratory and connective nature exhibited daily by the people of Goodyear,” the release stated.

Submissions are due by Saturday, March 20, and may be submitted online at bit.ly/civicsquareart or by emailing achronis9@gmail.com.

For more information about Civic Square and project updates, visit goodyearaz.gov/civicsquare.

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