RFP: Arts District Mural

  • Commissioning Entity: The City of Wisconsin Dells
  • Budget: $50000
  • Open Date: 2017-09-06
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: All
  • Close Date: 2018-01-05

Brief Description

The mural is to pay tribute to the City's on-going relationship with the Wisconsin River and the magnificent Dells, the unique rock formations that stretch for seven miles along the river's shoreline. The region has been sacred to the Ho-Chunk for thousands of years and the Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial welcomed visitors to this region from 1919 to 1997. The river was also a challenging journey through the Dells for itinerant rafters in the mid-19th century. The fearless men steered logging rafts from the north woods through the treacherous Dells to lumber mills down river. To this day, tour boats that were inspired by the beauty of the region over 150 years ago still ply these waters enchanting travelers. Your opportunity as an artist is to bring this story to life in a mural.