Bicentennial Murals

​​​​​​​​​​​​Artists, submi​t mural design proposals by 5 p.m. Feb. 5, 2024!

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Questions? Contact the Ann Arbor Bicentennial Murals Committee, [email protected]​.

Learn more about criteria and other requirements:​ 

 

Ann Arbor is celebrating its bicenten​​nial in 2024, and in many creative, inclusive and unique ways. The Ann Arbor Bicentennial Murals project will incorporate a meaningful design on the basketball courts at two Ann Arbor parks - Bicentennial Park (formerly Southeast Area Park) and Leslie Park.​

Make History

Are you an artist, in any sense of the word? Artists are invited to submit proposals to design a mural in​ recognition of the city’s 200 years: past, present and future. One ​selected artist will ​receive a $25,000 contract with the city for the purchase and installation of their design on two basketball courts located in city parks. Two runners-up will each receive $500.​

Call for Artist Proposals

​Important! Carefully read the "call for artist proposals​" (PDF) document for details regarding required design criteria, guidelines, specifications and more. 

Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2024 by email to

 [email protected]. ​


All proposals are to include:

  • A photo or sketch of the proposed design, which must be original artwork. All designs must incorporate the existing Ann Arbor Bicentennial logo (as shown on the A200 website​).
  • A narrative section describing:

  1. The design’s inspiration.

  2. The proposed installation process.

  3. The artist’s connection with the Ann Arbor community.

  4. ​A proposed itemized budget.

  5. Read the complete information in the "call for artists proposals" (PDF) document​. 

Tim​eline

  • Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, 5 p.m. - ​Proposals due.

  • ​Mid March 2024 - The Ann Arbor Bicentennial Murals Committee will select three designs from the submitted proposals.​

  • Friday, March 15-Friday, April 19, 2024 - The three finalist designs will be displayed online and at Larcom City Hall. The community can vote on their favorite among the three designs to help the committee select the winner.

  • May 2024 - The winner will be announced. 

  • Summer 2024 - The selected artist will install their design on the basketball courts at Bicentennial Park (formerly Southeast Area Park) and Leslie Park. The community will be invited to participate in the painting process, with volunteer painting events planned by the city.

Celebrate A200​

Learn more about all celebrations and initiatives planned on the official Ann Arbor Bicentennial​ site.