Ann Arbor Art Center Seeks Artist Submissions for The Alleyway Project

The Ann Arbor Art Center is accepting applications for The Alleyway Project. Submissions will be open until July 11 at 11:59pm.

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Mural outside of the Blind Pig by Dokebi. Image courtesy of the Ann Arbor Art Center.

The Ann Arbor Art Center’s (A2AC) Art in Public Program has officially launched their open invitation to architects, designers, engineers, and artists from around the world to take part in The Alleyway Project: Activating Ann Arbor’s Alleys Through Art Design challenge.

The Alleyway Project

The Alleyway Project is a community outreach project presented by the A2AC Art in Public Program’s newest initiative, A2AC Alleys. It is a public art, architecture, and design exhibit that focuses on the urban fabric that exists in the space between our city’s buildings. The intent of the exhibit is to exemplify the potential of these spaces and the benefits that they have in creating a healthy urban environment throughout Ann Arbor.

Some of Ann Arbor’s alleyways need improvement. The Ann Arbor Art Center wants to help encourage the community to look at our surroundings a little differently. Following the success of last year’s A2AC Murals

Details for proposal submissions are as follows:

  • Designs should utilize the surrounding site space and be engaging. Potential sites include the alleyways along West Liberty Street and West Washington Street.
  • Proposal submission is free. Submit designs online as one landscape-oriented 36 by 24-inch board, including drawings and a project statement. Hard copies of the project will not be accepted.
  • Winning designs for the project must be able to remain up for a year, be safe for public use, and be able to be installed onsite within a two-week schedule.
  • Submissions will remain open for artists until Sunday, July 11 at 11:59pm EST.

Four finalists’ installations will receive funding for their installations. Selected artists or artist groups will receive $10,000 to $15,000 towards the installation of their mural. Award amount will depend on the complexity of the design.

For more information on the project or to submit a proposal, check out the Ann Arbor Art Center website.