Okotoks Invites Submissions for Vibrant Public Art Projects

Big Rock Tile Art Mural

There are five unique opportunities for artists to contribute to the Town of Okotoks’ vibrant and connected community, which follows the Town’s mission "to create and nurture an environment in which people are able to pursue the fulfilment of their values, in harmony with the community.” These opportunities will help enhance the visual appeal and cultural richness of our Charming, Friendly, and Unique community.

The five distinct opportunities are:
1. Stampede and Winter Holiday Window Murals | Municipal Centre

  • Call to Artists for two window murals. We seek imaginative individuals or artist collectives with a flair for creating visually stunning and conceptually engaging Stampede/Summer Event and Winter Holiday-themed murals.

2. 2024 Safe Pathways Murals | Nine Locations

  • Call to Artists to design and paint murals and to help increase safety on Okotoks pathways.

3. Indigenous-Themed Mural | Arts & Learning Campus Plaza

  • An exciting opportunity for an Indigenous artist(s) to enrich the plaza at the Okotoks Arts & Learning Campus with a mural that showcases respect for the land.

4. Elevator Door Murals | Rotary Performing Arts Centre

  • Call to Artists to design and paint elevator doors. The murals should be joyful, celebratory expressions that reflect performing arts activities.

5. Beautiful Bins | Recreation Centre

  • Call to Artists to design and paint garbage receptacles for the Okotoks Recreation Centre.

These projects offer a chance for artists to leave a mark on Okotoks and contribute to the Town's thriving artistic scene. Submissions are welcome from both local and Alberta artists who are passionate about creating art that resonates with the community. Investment in Public Art supports the local economy and helps build healthy and thriving public spaces where creativity, art, design, and culture flourish.

"This is an opportunity to showcase opportunity to enhance (or add to) Okotoks’ artistic spirit,” said culture & heritage team leader Allan Boss. “Through these projects, artists will help weave our Town's cultural tapestry, fostering a deeper connection between art and community. I can’t wait to see the results.”
Submissions for these projects are now open, and detailed information, including submission guidelines, can be found here. Artists are encouraged to apply early so that their work is considered.

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Department: Art Gallery
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