Waterfall Arts seeks creative people to design and build interactive street sculptures that will grace Belfast from June through September. “Eco-Motion” grew from earlier projects that encouraged exploration throughout the downtown area. Whimsical sculptures made by local artists on the sidewalks engaged pedestrians young and old and added to the enjoyment of visiting Belfast.

Waterfall Arts now oversees the project with support from the city. In its current incarnation, “Eco-Motion” public sculptures are made from recycled bicycles or their parts, to encourage physical activity and inter-activity, as well as to promote exciting art and design.

Individuals or teams are invited to submit their ideas for these interactive sculptures, which need not be made only of bicycle parts, nor need they be made of a specific percentage of bicycle parts. However, the sculptures must be constructed with enough bicycle parts that viewers could readily see that a significant portion of the sculptures contain parts that were formerly part of a bicycle.

This year, “Eco-Motion” will feature the work of up to 12 artists, chosen from the applicant pool for their design clarity, originality and professionalism. Selected artists will have the opportunity for design and fabrication compensation as well as a chance to receive juried awards.

An informational session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 20 at Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. for all those interested in applying. Applications are due March 12. Applications and guidelines can be picked up at Waterfall Arts; requested by telephone at 338-2222; or downloaded from the Web site waterfallarts.org (look for the “Eco-Motion” logo). For more information, call or send e-mail to martha@waterfallarts.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.