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2023 Pedestrian Paver Request for Proposals#

The City’s Streets and Engineering Departments work to provide safe pedestrian access by creating new pedestrian routes as well as improving existing areas. The City requests black and white line drawings, either representational or abstract concepts, depicting a transportation or life in Fort Collins theme. The selected designs will be sandblasted into 16" × 16" granite pavers and placed in various sidewalks throughout Fort Collins. The artwork will be a signature piece in the city and be highly visible to the public.

Please visit our website to see examples of previous pavers:

Pedestrian Paver Image Gallery



The selection committee may consist of the APP Board, representatives from the City’s Project Team, and one City Purchasing Department representative. The committee will review submissions and either recommend finalists or make a final selection. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any entry at any time in the review and selection process. All designs selected become the property of the City of Fort Collins. Selected artists will be required to sign an agreement with the City and provide a W-9 for honorarium payment.


Selection is based on suitability of the design, including form, content, scale, and clarity. The design should be picture-based, not word-based. Designs that include logos; copyrighted or trademarked images; advertisements; or political, commercial, religious, or sexual symbols, themes, or messages will not be accepted.


Artists whose designs have been selected by the committee will be awarded $50. Up to 15 designs will be selected.


Questions concerning the scope of the project should be directed to Ellen Martin, Visual Arts Administrator, at (970) 416-2789.

Questions regarding submittal or process should be directed to JD McCune, Purchasing Buyer, at (970) 416-4377.