The Public Art Team of the Metuchen Downtown Alliance is seeking artists to decorate Adirondack chairs created from re-purposed wooden pallets. The chairs will be already assembled for the artists to use as a Canvas.

The chairs are part of a larger ‘Language’ themed project. While political and religious comments will not be welcome, designs that highlight the multiculturalism of Metuchen are encouraged.

Artists are responsible for securing their own materials which can include mixed-media. When the chairs are completed, however, they must still be functional as places on which to sit.

Each chair carries a $200 stipend, payable upon the successful delivery of the chair.

The project will begin June 28 with an unveiling and conclude early October, at which time the chairs will be auctioned off to benefit additional Public Art projects.


April 30 – Proposals due (Members of the MDA/Public Art Team will select and approve the designs

Early May – Notification of Artists

June 26 – Delivery of the completed Chair

June 28 – Unveiling of the Project

Early October – Auction

Proposals are due April 30 and must include:

  1. Name / Address / E-mail / Website
  2. Updated Resume
  3. Five images of your work (each jpeg 72dpi with 1200 pixels at its widest)
  4. A brief written description of your proposed chair design.

Email all of the above information to: with “Chair submission” in Subject

Grant Funding has been provided by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of Department of State.