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Art on Fire

Art on Fire Call to Artists (5)

Years: 2023

Art on Fire

Art on Fire is a project that involves painting fire hydrants with local artwork. The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), City of Tallahassee (COT), Tallahassee Fire Department (TFD) and KCCI announced the Art on Fire pilot project and call for artists in July. Thank you to everyone that applied.

Selected artists were compensated $750 to transform a fire hydrant into a public work of art.

During KCCI’s 5th Annual Placemaking week in September, artists are painting the fire hydrants adding to Tallahassee/Leon County’s placemaking and outdoor, public art experience.

Congratulations to these local artists selected to paint their artwork on fire hydrants as part of the pilot project:

  • Sherlyn Reyes
  • Sharard “X” Saddlers
  • Robyn Ware
  • Franzline Whaley
  • Direne Esparza Lorenzo & Sinai Muniz Esparza

Artwork pictured beginning top left: Artwork by artist Robyn Ware; artwork by Franzline Whaley; artwork by Sharard X Saddlers; and artwork by Sherlyn Reyes; and artwork by Direne Esparza Lorenzo & Sinai Muniz Esparza.

Check out the painted fire hydrants in Railroad Square and Pineview Elementary School featuring their artwork. They are more stunning when you have a 360 degree view.

Art on Fire was envisioned by the Team 4 of the City of Tallahassee’s New Public Servant Initiative Program (NPSI) and KCCI implemented the project. Funding was provided by the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) of Tallahassee. Thank you to the City of Tallahassee Fire Department for allowing the artists to paint on the fire hydrants.