call For Art

Seeking public art for the Great Sauk State Trail near mile marker 0 (site shown below)

  • $40,000 all inclusive budget

  • This public artwork should ideally be 100’ long and 6’ tall (smaller dimensions would be considered).  The goal is to hide an unsightly fenced area with something more visually appealing and inviting to users of the trail. A freestanding mural or sculpture may be most ideal, but we encourage creativity in the design.

  • Artist must reside in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, or Michigan and be over the age of 18.


  • January 13, 2023: Email application due by 11:59pm CST

  • February 1, 2023: Finalists selected, applicants notified

  • March 1-10, 2023: Finalist site visits

  • April 10, 2023: Final proposals due by 11:59pm CST

  • April 17, 2023: Selected artist notified

  • Fall 2023: Artwork installed