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Call for Public Artists - Exterior Glass Frit Design

City of Minneapolis New Public Service Building

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The City of Minneapolis invites experienced artists to apply to design patterning for portions of the bird-safe glass frit for the New Public Service Building. This two-phase selection process begins with submitting qualifications. Three finalists will be selected and receive a stipend to submit preliminary designs.

The building will be at 501 Fourth Ave. S. and co-locate City employees and services currently in several sites throughout downtown Minneapolis and serve the City’s broad range of constituents. The design team for the Consolidated Office building includes the Minneapolis firm MSR (Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle) working in partnership with the international firm Henning Larsen.

This is the second of multiple calls for artists for the New Public Service Building. Future calls could include narrative murals, luminous ceilings, drinking fountains, a handrail and media works.

View the complete call for artists

The attachments can be downloaded at the links below:

Also, note that there has been a change to how the process for artists to submit applications. To register to upload your application files, complete the form here. It is recommended that you do this prior to the day of the deadline.

Presentation from July 13 Local Informational Meeting for Artists (PDF)

For more information, contact Mary Altman. 

Last updated Jul 17, 2018

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