Laurel District - Laurel Planter Art RFP
Laurel District Association 2015

Streetscape Planter Art - RFP
Deadline - EXTENDED - November 14, 2016

Scope of Work

The Laurel District Association (LDA) is searching for an artist or team of artists to create murals on 20 large planters in the Laurel District on Macarthur between 35th street and High street. Each planter has approximately a 19 ft² surface area with a circumference of 89 inches and a height of 32 inches. Planters could be decorated in an abstract or figurative style and in any medium, however the work must cover the entirety of the planter’s visible surface. The art should be a good fit for the Laurel District of Oakland. Some district information can be found at:, and by spending time in the district. Specific planters will be determined by the LDA with consultation from the artists.


The LDA is a non profit organization and is seeking competitive offers for pricing.


The evaluation of proposals will start in September, with the goal to grant the award in September or October based on qualified applications. All proposals need to be turned in by NOVEMBER 14, 2016 to be considered for the project, unless the selection committee requires additional submissions.


Proposals should be emailed to or mailed to

4222 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 and should include:

  1. A description of the artist's plans for the planter

  2. A price estimate/ budget for the project

  3. A proposed timeline of work

  4. At least three samples of past with work with references

Example of Similar Work

(these are not necessarily the styles the LDA is looking for, but examples of art in context)

About the Laurel District Association

The Laurel District Association (LDA) was established in 2005. We are a 501(c)(3) property based Business Improvement District (PBID). Our mission is to revitalize the commercial corridor of the Laurel District, one of Oakland’s beloved and most unique communities.


We are committed to increasing the quality of public improvements and educational, cultural, artistic, charitable and social services within the Laurel District and the surrounding neighborhood.

Submit your proposal for art installation on a series of planters in the Laurel District