Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Art for 20 Avenue Overpass, City of Surrey

Call for Expressions of Interest (Public Art)
20 Ave Overpass, Surrey, BC

Deadline: January 13, 2023
Design Fee: $7,500
*Fabrication and installation costs covered by the City

With the threat of rising sea levels and the increasing frequency of forest fires and heatwaves, the need for environmental awareness and protection is greater than ever. Work with the City of Surrey to create awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship through public art.

The City of Surrey is inviting Expressions of Interest for a public artwork on the future 20 Ave Overpass over Hwy 99. The overpass will connect the existing residential area west of the highway with a new commercial and light industrial zone to the east. The artwork design will be laser-cut into a series of stainless-steel panels, powder coated and affixed to the bridge railings. The artwork will act as a gateway feature between the two zones.

As a transit corridor with direct links to the US Border, Vancouver proper and other major highways, this area will develop into a hub for retail, commercial and light industrial use. It is projected that once fully developed, 6000 new jobs could be supported. This corridor along Hwy 99 also has a variety of features that support resident and migratory populations of fish and wildlife; namely the Fergus Creek and Ravine, as well as riparian and deciduous forests. The local area plan has identified three environmental protection zones to be preserved as the area develops.

Surrey strives to be a thriving, green and inclusive City. The artwork should speak to the value and importance of environmental protection and conservation as Surrey grows.

To see the full call, please visit:

The call is open to all artists in BC

How to apply:
Please submit an Expression of Interest to and use the subject line 20 Ave Overpass – (Your Name).

Deadline for application is January 13, 2023

Your concept proposal should contain the following information:

  • Your name, address, email, and phone number
  • Statement of Intent: Outline your artistic approach and initial concept ideas
  • Artist CV, Bio & Artist Statement
  • A portfolio of past work (10 images)

Submission guidelines can be found at:

If you have any questions, please contact:
Cris Mora

City of Surrey
13450 104 Ave
Surrey, BC
V3T 1V8