Community Planning & Economic Development

Public Arts Administration
105 5th Avenue South, Room 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Two Calls for Public Artists: City of Minneapolis

Consolidated Office Building

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The new Downtown Consolidated Office Building will be at 501 Fourth Ave. S. and co-locate City employees and services currently in several sites throughout downtown Minneapolis and serve the City’s broad range of constituents. The design team for the Consolidated for the Consolidated Office building includes the Minneapolis firm MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle) working in partnership with the international firm Henning Larsen.

The City is seeking an experienced artist/artist team to work with the project design team to collaborate with the design team for the Consolidated Office Building for phase one of this public art project. Phase one has two aspects:

  1. Identifying several public art opportunities to be integrated into the future building to be included in a future call(s) for seeking artists with a range of experience, working in a range of media and who are able to create work that will inspire the many diverse communities of the City.
  2. Designing one signature artwork to be integrated into the building (to 40-50% design), and be contracted separately for the final design and fabrication of that work.

This is the first of two or more calls for artists for the City of Minneapolis Consolidated Office Building. Future calls will include a number specific public art commissions. Artists who have interest in creating individual artworks or who have no experience collaborating with the architectural design teams are encouraged to apply for the future call(s) in 2018.

For more information about the Consolidated Office Building Call for Artists, contact Mary Altman.

Green Crescent Public Art Project

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The Green Crescent, part of the I-35W Transit/Access Project will be located just west of I-35 W, along Stevens Avenue. This one block area will provide a linkage for pedestrians and bicyclists, commuters and visitors between the new transit facility at Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway. The area will be bound on the east and west by highway retaining walls with pre-fabricated wave designs.
The City is seeking an artist/artist team to collaborate with the steering committee, community and community artists in creating public art for this project. Possible art opportunities include gateways or wayfinding artworks integrated into the space, pavement treatments on the pedestrian trail, artistic treatment of seat walls and a light installation.
For more information about the Green Crescent Call for Artists, contact Ann Godfrey.

Optional Local Informational Meeting for Artists for Both Projects

Deadline for Both Applications

Full Calls for Artists and Instructions on how to apply 




Last updated Nov 15, 2017



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