2021 Red Telephone Booth Competition

2021 Red Telephone Booth Competition

Posted by City of Laguna Beach Arts

Posted: Jun, 07, 2016

Call for Artists

Website: http://lagunabeachcity.net/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=25409


 505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

Request for Proposals

Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2021

Open to artists who are residents of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ventura counties. Employees, Council members, Board members and Commissioners of the City of Laguna Beach are not eligible to apply.


Location Description
The K-6 telephone booth is located on Forest Avenue near various commercial and retail spaces in downtown Laguna Beach. In 1935, architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott created the telephone box which is an iconic image throughout the United Kingdom. Called K-6, the design was commissioned by the Post Office to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. Royal though its patronage may be, the telephone kiosk made technology available to everyone. Although once used as a telephone kiosk, the public telephone has been removed and the box is now serves as an installation site for temporary public art.

Project Description
The proposed proposal and design should be imaginative, whimsical and colorful. Artist may incorporate a design or installation on the interior or exterior of the box. The box measurers 3’ x 3’ x 8’4” and is permanently affixed to the sidewalk. The proposed art work will be owned by the artist and, if designed for that purpose, returned to the artist at the conclusion of the exhibition period.


Materials should be durable, safe and appropriate to a public setting. The installation will be for a period of 24 months.