Community Planning & Economic Development

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Call for Public Artists

 Downtown Consolidated Office Building Narrative Murals Image

New Public Service Building

The new Public Service 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 the building includes the Minneapolis firm MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle) working in partnership with the international firm Henning Larsen.

These two opportunities are the third and fourth of multiple calls for artists for the New Public Service Building. Future calls could include drinking fountains, a handrail and media works.

Narrative Murals

The City of Minneapolis invites experienced artists to apply to design narrative murals – vinyl on glass - for the New Public Service Building. Artists are responsible for engaging with community – public employees and/or community members –and will not be fabricating the final artwork. Up to seven artists will be selected for this opportunity.

Deadline: November 19th 4:00 p.m., CST

Intent to Apply: Due November 18th Early Submission Recommended

Optional Local Informational Meeting for the Narrative Murals: Tuesday, November 13, 4:00 p.m. (CST), Downtown Minneapolis - Central Library, Room 402

Luminous Ceilings

The City of Minneapolis invites experienced artists to apply to design and fabricate ceilings in the elevator lobbies that lead to the reception area, publicly-accessible conference rooms, and entrances to employee spaces on eight of ten floors. This two-phase process includes a contracted design phase and a contracted construction/fabrication phase. Up to eight artists will be selected for this opportunity.

Deadline: November 30th 4 p.m., CST

Intent to Apply: Due November 28th Early Submission Recommended

Optional Local Informational Meeting for the Luminous Ceilings: Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 p.m. (CST), Downtown Minneapolis - Central Library, Room 402

Call for Public Artists: Luminous Ceilings for the New Public Service Building (PDF)

For more information about this opportunity, contact Kirstin Wiegmann.  

Last updated Nov 13, 2018

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