Minneapolis Seeks MN Artists for Utility Box Wrap Designs


The City of Minneapolis is seeking to work with 20 artists from Minnesota to create the next generation of Minneapolis Art Wraps!

The Minneapolis Art Wrap program is a collection of pre-approved utility box wrap designs, that are used by neighborhoods and business districts to wrap their local utility boxes. The wraps began as a pilot program in attempt to decrease tagging and graffiti on the boxes, and has become very popular across the City of Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Art Wrap program was initiated by the Minneapolis Arts Commission with the goal of creating a vibrant city-wide gallery that celebrates the range and talent of creative artists living and working in the area. Art on utility boxes has made a big impact on communities, and the City is eager to welcome and share this next generation of Art Wraps.

Artists at every experience level are encouraged to apply. This is a great way to have your work be seen in the public realm and across the City of Minneapolis as a form of temporary public art. This is also a great way to get experience applying for calls from the City of Minneapolis.



Call for Artists – Minneapolis Art Wraps

Who can apply: Artists who live in MN

Experience: all experience levels

What: Utility Box Designs

Theme: What makes Minneapolis unique?

How Much: Selected designs will be awarded $1,100 single design, $2,500 for a suite

Application Deadline: July 2nd , 2019


For more information on the call for artists please visit: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/dca/callforartists


Here is a link to our intent to apply form, Click Here


Contact for questions: Talia Moorman, City Planner & Public Art Coordinator

City of Minneapolis – Community Planning and Economic Development

105 Fifth Avenue South – 200

Minneapolis, MN 55401-2534




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