Johnny Cash Trail Project Moving Forward with Call for Artists



The City of Folsom is moving forward with plans to create ‘the Johnny Cash Trail Arts Experience’.

The trail will become part of Folsom’s award-winning bike/pedway recreation trail system.

The city is seeking bids from artists interested in having their works installed along the trail.

The official release:  The City of Folsom is Requesting Artists’ Qualifications (RFQ) to create a fitting tribute to the legacy of Johnny Cash by creating a world class public art installation featuring visual and audio art and interpretative information about the famed singer’s life and connection to Folsom. The venue for this artwork is the 2.5 mile Johnny Cash Trail traversing Folsom State Prison Property linking Folsom Lake and the Historic District of Folsom. The art installation concept includes six prominent sites along the trail including the Folsom Prison Museum. Each site and the entire trail presents unique opportunities to develop creative and inspiring visual art associated with Johnny Cash, as well as incorporation of his music made internationally famous due to his performance at Folsom Prison.

Phase One of the Johnny Cash Trail Arts Experience has a budget of $4,000-24,000 to final selected artists for all materials, labor and time, travel involved in the art work design. (Phase Two budget/ fabrication/installation is $1,000,000.) Eligibility is open to all artist(s)/artist team(s) residing in the United States.

Application Deadline is January 30, 2014, 4:45 p.m.

A complete RFQ with application information is available at:…re)/default.asp and selecting the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience RFQ.

For more information, and questions please inquire to Cindy Abraham, City of Folsom Parks and Recreation, “

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