Kāpiti creatives invited to make their mark on Paraparaumu laneway
The Kāpiti Coast District Council is calling for big thinking artists and creatives to stamp their mark on Kāpiti Lights.
The Kāpiti Lights area is being upgraded as part of the Council’s work to transform and improve the Paraparaumu town centre. The upgrade aims to make the area more pedestrian friendly and help create a setting that supports new and existing shops to thrive.
The upgrade is being undertaken in three stages with work to improve the Coastlands Parade laneway and Coastlands/Kāpiti Lights connection underway.
Infrastructure Services Group Manager Sean Mallon says plans for the laneway include a public art installation or a mural to improve the vibrancy of the area.
“The Council’s Public Art Panel will identify creative ideas that will help us take the physical upgrade to the next level,” said Mr Mallon.
The Council is now inviting the creative community to submit bold and unique concepts for transforming the exterior walls of a Coastlands Parade laneway building.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Kāpiti artists to be a part of the transformation of Paraparaumu’s town centre,” said Mr Mallon.
A commission brief for the Kāpiti Lights laneway is available on the Council’s website – kapiticoast.govt.nz. Proposals are due in by Friday 15 September and following selection the Council aims to have artwork installed by the end of October 2017.