Call for Artists

In partnership with My Black Colorado, the State-Certified Creative Districts of Manitou Springs and Downtown Colorado Springs announce a public art opportunity with a commission of $300.

Black artists and creatives residing in the Pikes Peak Region are invited to propose their original artwork by Friday, Sept. 25 for inclusion in a rotating mural display in Arts Month 2020. Artists’ designs will be printed on 4×8’ Coroplast panels, which will be displayed outdoors in empty storefronts throughout Downtown, Old Colorado City and Manitou, in addition to parks and community centers.

A $300 honorarium will be paid to selected artists, whose original designs will be scanned at high resolution and printed on a 4’×8′ piece of Coroplast or vinyl. Printing will be handled by the presenting organizations; artist is responsible for cost of creating the original work. Artist retains copyright for original work.