project overview

Raleigh Springs Mall Sculpture Project

Artist: TBA

Total budget: $62,000 (includes honoraria for three artists to develop site-specific proposals)

Most recent benchmark/update: The Call for Artists for this was released on November 15, 2018 to artists based in Memphis, TN.

Upcoming benchmark/update: Submissions to the call will close on January 8, 2019 and invitations will be extended to three finalists to create site-specific proposals.


project description

UAC is partnering with the City of Memphis to produce a series of sculptures that encourages use of the walking trail and skate park. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will: 

  • Encourage a sense of play and exploration of the outdoor amenities at the Town Center

  • Reflect the history of the Raleigh natural springs

  • Provide a gathering space for visitors to the Town Center

  • Be durable, resistant to vandalism

selection committee

Faye Morrison – Raleigh Community Council; Jeannette Ruleman – Raleigh Community Council; Daphney Johnson – City of Memphis Library Division; Col. Samuel Hines – Memphis Police Department; Patricia Daigle – Art Historian, University of Memphis; Juan Rojo – Artist; Tom Marshall – OT Marshall Architects; Elizabeth Thompson-Bringle - City of Memphis Engineering Division (non-voting)

Next committee meeting date: mid January 2019 to review artist submissions