Art in Public Spaces

3 Groups Offer Opportunities for Public Art Projects in Bridgeport CT, Open to CT Artists.

Art on Broad St Bridgeport Public Art Fund
ART on Broad St
Bridgeport Public Art Fund

$5,000 10’x10′ mural, $10,000 canopy installation on the Read’s ArtSpace building, 1042 Broad St. Artist(s) can apply for one or both projects.
Submission Deadline May 15, 2022. 
Read important info before applying
$5,000   Mural pdf
$10,000 Canopy pdf 
Apply here. 
Questions: Suzanne Kachmar 

Invitation to Bid, Downtown Placemaking
The City of Bridgeport and the Downtown Special Services District
12 sites ready for public art
Submission Deadline
May 12, 2022 at 2 pm
Review full project and submission info here.

City of Bridgeport

Railway Underpass
The City of Bridgeport’s Economic Development Office
Accepting expressions of interest to beautify, activate the South End railroad underpass. 
Deadline for expressions of interest May 26, 2022.
Read full pdf here.

Read about Bridgeport’s Public Art

Public Art Seaside Park Bridgeport Emily Bedard monument
Here sculptor Emily Bedard stands with the figure she created to replace the missing
sculpture for the Sailor’s and Soldiers Monument. 

Sailors and Soldiers Monument in Seaside Park
Dedicated in 1876, this neoclassical monument commemorates Union Civil War and Revolutionary War soldiers. Melzar Mossman ran the Ames Company, a foundry that made statues and monuments throughout the US. Mossman was a Union soldier, a sculptor, and artisan. He sculpted the bronzes and the now missing marble female figure. In 2010 the Friends of Seaside Park and City Lights collaborated to replace the missing figure, choosing Emily Bedard, then a graduating sculpture student of Lyme Academy CT to sculpt and cast the monument figure. Emily is now a successful sculptor. The City Lights/Bridgeport Art Trail team are proud to have been a part of the development of this promising artist’s career. The sculpture is located on the eastern end of Seaside Park #2.

Recently Emily has sculpted the eagle for the newly renovated/constructed Newfield Library. To offer an opportunity to another young artist, painter Luis Lopez was chosen to paint and detail the eagle which will be permanently installed on the exterior of the building.

Eagle for Newfiled Library Bridgeport CT by Emily Bedard, Luis Lopez

Read more about Bridgeport’s Public art here.