Nominate your favorite piece of public art by May 31 for a MAC award

Every year, dozens of public art experiences occur in Minneapolis. The downtown graffiti wall managed by Juxtaposition Arts, the bronze bunny on Minnehaha Parkway, the quirky Mary Tyler Moore statue and the ephemeral thin gray line drawn from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to the Mississippi River are just some examples of public art on display in Minneapolis. What do you think is the best public art in the city? Nominate a piece of public art for Minneapolis Arts Commission (MAC) Awards. The nomination deadline has been extended to May 31, 2010.

The purpose of the MAC Awards is to acknowledge contributions to public art in the community by individual artists or arts organizations working in all genres and disciplines, and to recognize high standards of quality in public art. The Minneapolis Arts Commission will present the following four awards:

Nominations may be submitted by artists or arts organizations for their own work, or may be submitted by a third party. The MAC Awards will be announced in July 2010. Awardees will recognized at a public event in the months following the announcement.

More information on eligibility and how to apply is available on the Minneapolis Arts Commission website or by calling (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.

Published Apr. 26, 2010