Nominate your favorite work of 2008 public art for an award

Is there a piece of public art in Minneapolis that you admire? Each year, dozens of works of public art – such as the Mary Tyler Moore statue, or the downtown graffiti wall managed by Juxtaposition Arts – are on display in the city. Now, the Minneapolis Arts Commission (MAC) is looking to honor the best of the 2008 Minneapolis public art experiences at the first annual MAC Awards this June.

To qualify, nominations must be of artwork installed or occurred in 2008 and located within Minneapolis. Works commissioned by Art in Public Places are not eligible. MAC awards will recognize contribution in the following categories:

Nominations may be submitted by artists and art organizations for their own work, or may be submitted by a third party. For more information or to download nomination applications, visit the Minneapolis Arts Commission website, or call (612) 673-2597.

The Minneapolis Arts Commission was chartered in 1974 with the mission to strengthen the arts and enrich cultural life in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Arts Commission works closely with the staff of the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development-Planning Division, Cultural Affairs and shares their goal of developing a strong and vital arts community throughout Minneapolis. In 2005, the Arts Commission and Cultural Affairs launched a comprehensive cultural planning process that will result in the City of Minneapolis Plan for Arts and Culture a ten-year strategic plan that defines the role of the City of Minneapolis in supporting the arts and culture.

April 10, 2009

Published Apr 9, 2009