Clinch Park Tunnel Art Exhibition Call For Entry Open

The Traverse City Arts Commission is seeking to commission a new work of art to be placed in downtown Traverse City.  The mural art will be completed by a commissioned artist.  The proposed art will be located in the existing pedestrian tunnel located under Grandview Parkway at the intersection of Cass Street.  The tunnel provides a safe pedestrian connection between downtown Traverse City and the waterfront and provides access to over 300,000 people annually.  The project will be a rotating exhibition with the possibility that the artwork will be compiled into a collection.   At a later date, the pieces in the collection could be displayed as its own exhibition or loaned to other art organizations, tribes, and communities to display.

The artwork will need to be transferable into a mural format and will be a digitally printed replication from original art.  The original art will be prepared by a professional artist who will coordinate and oversee the printing.  The original art will remain in the possession of the Arts Commission who may choose to display the art at another location or request the artist store the art.  A digital copy will be provided to the Arts Commission.

The Clinch Park Tunnel Art Exhibition is a collaborative project together with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians (Grand Traverse Band).  The exhibition is currently being called the Mazinaadin Exhibition or “Make An Image”; however, the name has not been finalized.  Grand Traverse Band Elders, Anishinaabemowin, and Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center will be providing technical and cultural support for programming of the exhibition.  The Band will also be supporting the Arts Commission’s Art Selection Panel in reviewing artist qualifications, artist recommendation, and selection of art to the Arts Commission.

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Boathouse Sculpture Project Call for Entry Open

The Traverse City Arts Commission is seeking to commission a new work of art to be placed on the Gordon and Jean Cornwell Sailing Center Boathouse located in Hull Park on Boardman Lake in Traverse City, Michigan.  The art will be completed by a commissioned artist.  The proposed art will be located on the south facing facade of the Boathouse.  The project will be one of the first exhibits that are planned for the Boardman Lake Art Trail; a total of three exhibits are currently in the planning stages for a 2019 implementation.

The project will be a permanent work of art and become part of the Arts Commission’s collection.  The type of artwork will be a sculptural mural and be attached to the outside south-facing wall of the Hull Park Boathouse.  A sculptural mural being defined as an assemblage of sculptural elements that are attached directly to the existing Boathouse wall.  The building wall space available is approximately 8’x 60’ by a 6” maximum depth.

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