Call for artists and writers for Bde Maka Ska Public Art Project

An open Call for Artists for the Bde Maka Ska Public Art Project will run January 25-March 1. This public art project is part of construction improvements for Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) to create a gathering space and improved lake access. Both the site improvements and the public art will celebrate the history and culture of the Dakota and Native American people and honor Mahpiya Wicasta (Cloud Man) and Heyata Otunwe (Village to the Side).

This project is part of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) Master Plan and Site Improvements for Lakes Calhoun/Bde Maka Ska-Harriet. The City’s Art in Public Places Program and MPRB are working as partners in this project.

An informational meeting for interested artists will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 4:30-5:30 pm, Migizi Communications, 1516 E. Lake St #300, Minneapolis (Free parking in back.)

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017, 4 pm

For more information visit this City of Minneapolis webpage or contact Ann Godfrey at