Call to Artists: City of Surprise-Spring Training Stadium Art

Spring Training Stadium

Entry Deadline: Sep. 1

15850 N Bullard Ave
Surprise, AZ 85374

The City of Surprise, in conjunction with the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission (SACAC), is seeking qualified artists to design, fabricate and install its latest public art project outside the 1st and 3rd base entrance gates of Surprise Stadium. With an anticipated budget of $400,000 for both pieces, the commission seeks a creative piece or pieces which capture the spirit of baseball.

The selected artist(s) will be asked to design a piece or pieces of art that complement the spirit of baseball in Surprise. Qualified artists will have the unique opportunity to create a work or works of art that not only serves as a welcoming entryway to the stadium, but also a signature piece or pieces that will be viewed and visited by hundreds of thousands of people annually, and present opportunities for additional exposure through photos and tags on social media. Surprise Stadium is the heart of Surprise, and is home to the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers. In 2018, USA Today ranked it as the Number 1 Spring Training Stadium! Aside from Spring Training, the stadium plays host to a number of minor league and college tournaments throughout the year. In addition to the stadium, downtown Surprise is host to the award-winning Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, the Surprise Aquatic Center, and a 5-acre urban lake at Surprise Community Park. This area sees a high-volume of traffic from both seasonal and year-round residents who utilize the recreational amenities and city facilities. To learn more about the City of Surprise, please visit our Welcome page –

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