Call for Public Artists for Samatar Crossing


City of Minneapolis

Collaborative Public Artworks for a New Pedestrian Bridge

The City of Minneapolis is seeking up to 3 artists to collaborate on the design of public artwork for Samatar Crossing. Artists of any discipline - including spoken word, poetry, graphic design, and visual arts - are invited to apply.

Samatar Crossing is named in honor of Hussein Samatar, a former Minneapolis School Board member who was the first Somali-American elected to public office in Minneapolis. The crossing is symbolic of Hussein Samatar’s life and values. Samatar spent his life making connections between immigrant communities – especially the Somali community – and the mainstream. The bridge serves as a reminder of his work – as a reconnection between downtown and the West Bank, neighborhoods that represent the mainstream and Somali communities respectively.

Samatar Crossing spans Interstate I-35, serving as a connector between downtown and the Downtown East Neighborhood and the West Bank and Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood.

All potential applicants must submit their Intent to Apply no later than October 9th, 2018. Early submission is recommended.

Application Deadline: October 10th, 4:00 p.m.

Complete Call for Artists (PDF)
Coversheet (doc)
Image List (doc)

For more information, contact Kirstin Wiegmann

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Sep 19th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Oct 10th 2018, 4:00pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists