Art in the Alley Mural Project- Duluth, MN

  • Commissioning Entity

    Duluth Street Art Initiative

  • Application Open Date


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  • Minimum Budget


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  • Location of Commission

    Duluth, Minnesota, United States

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Shaun Floerke

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

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  • Brief Description

    The Duluth Street Art Initiative requests qualifications for artists for a mural project in the alley of the West 0-100 block of Superior St. in downtown Duluth, MN. Between 1 and 4 artists will be selected to create individual murals.

    Budget Description

    DSAI is funding a mural project for up to 4 artists. Each artist will be awarded $5,000 to cover all design fees, supplies, materials, equipment, labor, travel and accommodations. No additional financial support or labor can be awarded.

    Project Description

    Duluth Street Art Initiative is partnering with Life House of Duluth Minnesota, an organization that provides support for homeless young people between the ages of 14-24. The goal is to create a work of art that reflects the values of the institution.

    Artwork Goals

    All artworks must:

    • Be positive and uplifting and focus on healing
    • Use messaging about the importance of drawing from within ourselves and our community to walk through pain, grief, joy and live out all the possibilities life has
    • Be vibrant and active
    • If using imagery, it must be relevant to stakeholders and community
    • Spark interest and exploration for residents, visitors and pedestrians

    Artwork Location Description

    Alley connected to 16th N. 1st Ave. W. Duluth, MN. Walls are brick and in good condition for direct material application. The alley will be divided into 4 sections and one artist assigned per section. Each section will allow for a work between 200 and 400 square feet. Upon acceptance, artists will be assigned a section and provided an image of the wall in order to complete their design. Artists must address the transitions between each section and collaborate with the neighboring artist, should there be one.


    Artists over the age of 18 with a connection to the Twin Ports area of Duluth, MN and Superior, WI are eligible. Preference will be given to artists within a 200 mile radius, but it is not mandatory. If artists are not from the area the application must explain your connection to the Twin Ports area. Preference will be given to artists with previous mural experience, but is not a requirement. BIPOC applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Please see commission link for full application instructions.