Live Culture Coast Commissions Temporary, Large-Scale Art Installations


COOS BAY, Ore., June 10th, 2019
Media Contacts: Amber Peoples, Creative Director
(503) 757-2182

Live Culture Coast Commissions Temporary, Large-Scale Art Installations


Artists are invited to submit proposals to create one of two large-scale outdoor art installations for Live Culture Coast. This new Southern Oregon Coast event takes place October 18-27, 2019 and will bring together artists, farmers, outdoor recreationalists, and community organizers to reclaim the future and ignite powerful community change in art, culture, and local food systems. From Reedsport to Brookings, we will celebrate all that is good about the Southern Oregon Coast!

Live Culture Coast will commission two original, ambitious art works that comment, communicate, and collaborate with the landscape. The works will be installed at the Port of Gold Beach and Langlois Cheese Factory as interactive elements in the 10 day event series.   Audience participation with the installations will range from drive-by to direct engagement.  Each art piece should ignite curiosity and engage the senses!

Artist concepts are due by July 15.  See the full RFP, including project specifications and submission details, online:

Are you an artist, or team of artists, interested in creating large-scale, site-responsive work and engaging with the landscape, landowners, and surrounding communities?  If given a windy beach, could you imagine, design, and create a piece that integrates movement and sound without blowing away?  How about a land-informed piece that honors the transformation of a historical location into a bustling gathering place? 

Through art, explore the ecological concept of “ecotones” —  transition zones along the edges of two overlapping ecosystems. You might think of these places as the mixed-use zones of the natural world. They host a greater diversity of life than the adjoining landscapes. They also tend to be more resilient, hardier.

This is an opportunity to contribute to a unique and exciting anchor event that incubates “creative placemaking” projects.  Our goal is to elevate the Southern Oregon Coast as a place to try entrepreneurial ideas and market the area globally to bring more visitors who return to share the experience with friends. 


Additional Resources

The complete list of Live Culture Coast experiences will be announced on on July 29.
Find more about Live Culture Coast on Facebook and Instagram.

More Information

About Live Culture Coast

A 10-day sensory celebration of food, art, and place across 135 miles, Live Culture Coast invites both residents and visitors to more deeply experience Oregon’s south coast, from Reedsport to Brookings. 

By plane, train, bus, car, buggy, bike, boat, or your own two feet, join us from anywhere between two hours and ten days, one stop or all 135 miles for experiences that ignite your curiosity and enliven your five senses. 

About Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA)

Our Vision: A coastal utopia for all which will be realized by Our Mission: Inspire travel & strengthen collaboration to create & steward a sustainable coastal economy.

We are the official Regional Destination Management Organization (RDMO) and promotional entity for the Oregon Coast, as designated by the Oregon Tourism Commission, DBA Travel Oregon.  Our association is comprised of Chambers of Commerce, Visitor Centers/Bureau, resource management entities and 100+ private tourism businesses along Oregon's 363 miles of coastline.

We advocate on behalf of the coastal tourism industry by facilitating industry alignment, coordinating industry management efforts, and by engaging in cooperative promotional activities which achieve maximum, measurable benefits for our coastal economy with minimal negative impacts on its quality of life.  Learn more:  

About Travel Oregon

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, works to enhance visitors' experiences by providing information, resources, and trip planning tools that inspire travel and consistently convey the exceptional quality of Oregon. The commission aims to improve Oregonians' quality of life by strengthening the economic impacts of the state's $11.8 billion tourism industry that employs more than 112,000 Oregonians. Visit to learn more.