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Our Tower Project - Call for Art
What's the first thing you notice when you approach a city? Do you look for the water tower?
While Moorhead Public Service is preparing to repaint its Oakport water tower simply with “Moorhead” on a blue background, they have also authorized Moorhead’s Arts and Culture Commission to help explore artistic designs and identify private and grant funding to cover additional costs.
Artists with a connection to Moorhead are invited to submit original, artistic design ideas that encompass the theme of "Life in Moorhead." The contest is free to enter and open to anyone with a connection to Moorhead. Deadline for submission is 12 noon on Monday, April 10, 2017.
A downloadable template/entry form is available on the City website, as well as an online submission portal. Visit: www.cityofmoorhead.com/art for more information and access to the links.
| February 17
||Launch Our Tower art contest
| April 10
| April 11 thru May 10
||Anonymous review of submittals, narrowing of finalists, cost analysis, MPS Commission review of submissions & approval of finalists and grant/fundraising
| May 15 thru June 7
||If grant/fundraising is successful, community votes for finalists
| June 13
||MPS Commission announces winner
| August thru September
||Oakport water tower is repainted
Media Contact: Su Legatt - firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is inspired by Ann Arbor, Michigan’s “Art in the Sky” art contest which recently was awarded the 2016 TNEMEC Tank of the Year award for innovative water tower design.