NW MI Arts & Culture Network
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts – CALL FOR MURALIST(S)
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts invites all Michigan artists/muralists to submit a proposal for the Art in the Alley mural project for spring/summer 2024 installation. Application Deadline: February 29, 2024.
Gaylord Area Council for the Arts is seeking submissions for professional muralist(s) to design and install a mural of original work that will cover an area of approximately 250sqft as part of the Art in the Alley Project. Art in the Alley is a community collaboration that involves working with the property/business owner(s), City of Gaylord, Downtown Development Authority, and Downtown Merchants Association, and community members. We seek to transform a 3-block blighted alleyway into a vibrant Arts and Culture gather place. We believe that art can be transformative and the impact of community murals has value way beyond the art on the walls to share our message on the importance of community in Otsego County.
Art in the Alley Overarching Theme: The proposed mural design should align with the theme of “Celebrating Community” through an Otsego County historical, environmental, and/or cultural lens(es).
Property/Business Owner’s Vision: Open to the artists interpretation of the above theme, however, would like a magazine cover art style that was popular in earlier decades up to and around the 1970’s. Think “vintage Field and Stream” magazine. For more details on this particular artistic style and the artists known for such an approach, please visit the American Museum of Fly fishing
Applicants should provide a completed application following the guidelines set forth in the Call to Artist no later than February 29, 2024 by 11:59pm. that includes:
- Application form fully complete.
- Up to three concept renderings of their mural idea(s).
- A minimum of two examples of past murals. If first time mural, past commissioned work.
- Two professional references.
Please note, any missing information will automatically disqualify an application.