The Norman Public Arts Board is seeking designs for Phase 1 of the Artist Designed Bike Racks Project. This first phase of the project will place artist designed bike racks in historic downtown Norman's arts district. The bike racks should accommodate a minimum of two bicycles, one on each side of the rack - similar to traditional U-shaped racks - but also represent Norman's unique aesthetic and cultural identity. A design review board composed of local arts advocates, bicycle advocates and other community stakeholders will work with the Public Arts Board and be responsible for selecting the winning designs.

Artists need no fabrication skills to enter the competition. The competition is open to all Oklahoma artists. The submission deadline is Dec. 20.

Winners will be notified Jan. 21 and the winning proposals will be installed in May.

Applications and the design worksheet is available for download at or for pickup at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main St.

To ask questions email at or by phone at (405) 360-1162.