Call to Artists
On the Go Artist Call
The CityArt committee seeks to commission artist teachers and/or artist mentors to work with area youth on the design and implementation of murals on four traffic signal boxes.
Deadline for submission – June 1, 2017
CityArt On the Go includes original murals on traffic signal boxes in City Center Mankato and is in its third phase of implementation. The murals are intended to enhance the aesthetics of the City Center using infrastructure already in place.
For this next phase, the CityArt Committee seeks to commission artist teachers and/or artist mentors to work with area youth on the design and implementation of a painted or vinyl wrap mural. Four locations have been selected along Broad Street and 2nd Street in City Center Mankato.
The CityArt Committee is specifically looking for artist teachers/mentors to partner with local youth in Greater Mankato (kindergarten – 12 grade) in the creation and application of the mural. Artist teachers/mentors will partner with a youth artist or team of youth artists either within the school system or with an agency that serves youth. It is up to the artist teacher/mentor to determine the youth partnership.
The artist teacher/mentor will lead the public art project at every stage of development (design, logistics, application of the mural, etc.) in order to provide an educational and mentorship opportunity for local youth on a public art project with an experienced artist.