Lethbridge Public Art 5 Public Art Calls 5 #YQL Airport “Selfie Check-in”

#YQL Airport “Selfie Check-in”

#YQL Airport “Selfie Check-in”

The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program, in partnership with The Lethbridge Airport and Tourism Lethbridge, is seeking a local Lethbridge artist to design a Selfie Check-in backdrop to be installed at the Lethbridge Airport. The design should be vibrant and exciting. It should serve as a playful backdrop that frames airport travelers who stop to “snap a selfie” and take home a memory of Lethbridge. The selected design will be installed as a vinyl wall covering and will remain in place for a minimum of one year. A design is all that is required as the City of Lethbridge will manage fabrication and installation of the artwork. Artists are asked at this stage of the process to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI); no actual design is required. A maximum of five artists will be shortlisted and asked to prepare designs following this initial call. Shortlisted artists will each be paid a design fee of $100.


Site and Opportunity
The Lethbridge Airport is approximately seven kilometers south of Lethbridge. The Airport is owned and operated by the City of Lethbridge. The City is currently finalizing a series of major renovations at the airport to improve customer experience and to position the airport as a major driver of the regional economy. The #YQL Airport Selfie Check-in will be installed inside of the Airport in a highly visible waiting area near the airline check-in counters. The area is furnished with tables and chairs and includes several vending machines, and bright east-facing windows. The installation area is drywall. The wall is 162 inches wide from door frame to vending machine edge and 104 inches high from ceiling to floor. The design can use all available wall space and can extend a maximum of 20 inches onto the ceiling and a maximum of 48 inches onto the floor.


This competition is open to local artists of all ages, at all levels of their artistic practice.


Project Budget
The selected artist will receive an artist fee of $750.


Project Timeline
Call for EOIs Released: October 4, 2021
EOI Submission Deadline: November 1 at 4:30pm MDT
Notification to Shortlisted Artists: by November 15, 2021
Design Deadline (Shortlisted Artists Only): January 3, 2022 at 4:30pm MDT


The selected artwork was Spread Your Wings by Kelaine Devine