WE ARE NOW TAKING ARTIST APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW GREENWAY MURAL PROJECT

In 2017, we will be placing a new mural in the Greenway created by a local artist of color.

The Midtown Greenway Coalition invites emerging and experienced artists of color to create a mural on the Midtown Greenway that is reflective of the diverse community the Greenway passes through.

This call is open to all artists of color, with a preference for an artist who lives or works in the greater Phillips neighborhood, where the mural will be installed.

The artist stipend is $5,335, with additional funding for an artist assistant and materials.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE is Monday, January 23, 2017 at 4:30 CST.

An optional information session for artists will be held on Wednesday, January 4, at 4 p.m. in the offices of the Midtown Greenway Coalition in the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center on the Greenway.

If you, or someone you know, would like to apply to be our muralist please click here to submit your application.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

About the Coalition

Our founders had the idea for the Greenway, then formed the Midtown Greenway Coalition to get it built.   

The corridor used to be a trash-filled trench that people avoided.  Now, it contains a world-class biking and walking trail that's the envy of cities across the nation.  In fact, the Midtown Greenway trail has been named the best urban bike trail in the USA!

Now, we work to protect and enhance it.

We fought to keep high-voltage overhead power lines out of the Greenway – and we won!

We encourage developers to create "Greenway-friendly" buildings along the corridor that don't block sunlight from the trail and create new access ramps and stairs.   

We operate a Trail Watch patrol, which bikes the Greenway at night to help keep it safe.

We encourage government agencies to repair the trail when needed, and are currently advocating that the entire trail get on a schedule for repaving.

We work to install more lighting and create safer street crossings.

We operate greening and cleaning programs that help keep the Greenway green.

We're a coalition of individuals and organizations that love the Midtown Greenway and want to protect and enhance it.  

We raise all of our own funds and receive no operational funding from the government.

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Recent News & DevelopmentsALL NEWS

Greenway Wins 2014 Great Places Award

We are pleased to announce that the Midtown Greenway has received a 2014 Great Places Award from the Sensible Land Use Coalition! MORE

 

In Memory of Henry Hubben

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Greenway Maintenance Makes for a Smoother Ride

Greenway Maintenance Makes for a Smoother RideAt the request of the Midtown Greenway Coalition, Minneapolis Public Works recently sealed many of the cracks in the Greenway trail in Phase I... MORE

 
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