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Call to artists: FSU asphalt art project looks to beautify campus while enhancing pedestrian and bicycle safety

Published May 23, 2023

Story from FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS by Anna Prentice.

Florida State University and the Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) are issuing a call to artists to propose designs for an asphalt art pilot project with the goal of enhancing pedestrian and bicycle safety on campus.

Artists are invited to submit original designs to be featured at the intersection and/or crosswalks at Tully Gym at the intersection of Chieftain Way and Spirit Way.

“This project is modeled on KCCI’s successful ‘Crosswalks to Classrooms Program’ with Leon County Schools, which has resulted in a 30-percent increase in vehicles stopping before reaching painted crosswalks, helping to protect our schoolchildren,” said Richard Rind, director of FSU’s Transportation & Parking Services.

Artists may propose designs for both sites with a coherent theme that translates across both areas, which are located within 100 feet of each other.

Artists must submit an application and a high-resolution digital image of the proposed design by July 30, 2023. Digital images of all types of media will be accepted, except for video or performance art.

For a full list of design requirements and to participate, visit