Request for proposals on lakefront shade structures in Geneva

The Geneva Public Art Committee are seeking Requests for Proposals (RFP) for a new tree shade structures to be designed and installed at the E. Castle Plaza of Lakefront Park in Geneva.

“This is a unique way to take a functional public amenity, such as shade structures, and create a signature, public art pieces as a grand gesture to welcome residents and visitors to our rejuvenated lakefront park,” says Kirin Makker, Geneva Public Art Committee Chair.

The RFP, which opens February 3rd and is due on April 5th, is asking that the structures must provide shade for three areas along a precast seat wall and be imaginative and complement the new amenities along the lakefront while framing the stunning lake view. The shade structures must celebrate Geneva’s existing “Uniquely Urban” character and be visible from Castle Street and Exchange Street intersection in downtown Geneva.

Installation will need to be completed by September 29, 2017. It should be a permanent piece that can withstand seasonal Finger Lakes weather.

The Geneva Public Art Committee is composed of seven members of the Geneva community with an affirmative grasp of visual art concepts. The Public Art Committee facilitates the development of public art in the City of Geneva, recognizing it as integral to the vibrancy of our community. The Committee believes that public art contributions to Geneva will complement current strategies for economic development and tourism, enhancing neighborhood identity, and educating children and adults.

For information regarding the RFP including insurance requirements, budget, and schedule, please visit or contact Sage Gerling at (315) 828-6585 or

The above is a republished press release from Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center and was not written by Click here to submit press releases, community announcements, or news tips to the team. Newsroom inquiries can be sent by clicking here.