The bull will be back, but not at the main entrance to Riverside Park.
City arts and community development manager Barb Berger said Tuesday the arts commission will lead the search for an artistic entrance sign and accompanying feature for the park.
Council approved Tuesday the commission calling for expressions of interest in the project, with a budget of $75,000.
Obilix the bull, created by Saskatchewan artist Joe Fafard, has stood by the Second Avenue entrance for several years. The 500-pound bronze sculpture was removed for street and landscaping improvements and will return to the park, but in a different location, Berger said.
Decades ago, Riverside Park was the location for bull sales in Kamloops, she said.
Obilix will be moved to a location where he will be visible from the park and the street.
Some members of the city’s arts community are already involved with judging 14 submissions for the centre spot of the traffic circle at Third Avenue and Lorne Street, Berger said.
That project has a budget of $125,000, as it’s a larger space than the park entrance.
There will be a maquette in spring involving small-scale versions of proposed sculptures, followed by a decision and with installation of the artwork in fall.