Seeing Is Believing

Visualizing The Highway 61 Revisited Project

Call For Artists:

As part of the Highway 61 Revisited project, with support from 8 80 Cities and the Knight Foundation, we are looking for seven artists to create visualizations of our concept for a more sustainable, equitable, and resilient downtown Duluth. By creating high-quality visual works, our goal is to support local artists, spread awareness of this idea, and inspire the public to get involved. Sometimes seeing is believing.

Artists will create before-and-after views of spaces within the outlined project area. A "before" image documenting existing conditions at the artist's chosen view should

be included in the submission package along with a verbal description of what the artist plans to depict in order to convey the Highway 61 Revisited concept. Once we have selected the artists, we will provide a crude "after" rendering of the artist's 

submitted image to assist in creating their visualization. Components such as building styles, spaces, streetscapes, activities, and more are up to the artist's interpretation and vision for a stronger downtown.

Artists may submit works in any medium preferred, provided they are

able to be submitted digitally and displayed in a physical space. 

These works will be shared via our website and social media channels.

Depending on how things play out pandemic-wise, there is an opportunity for

displaying these works on-site in a city-as-gallery exhibition. This would mean

views depicted would be displayed on-location with information about the

work, artist, and project.

Seven selected artists will be awarded $561.00 for their submitted works.

•  Artist's name

•  Contact info (phone, email, current city)

•  Portfolio, work sample, or website

•  One paragraph about yourself as an artist

•  One paragraph about your understanding of the           Highway 61 Project and why you want

    to be involved

•  One or more photographs documenting an existing       view(s) to be explored

•  A verbal description or sketch depicting your vision       for the selected view



Please send your submission package to under the subject "Seeing is Believing" by

January 31st, 2021.

Artists will be notified of their selection by February 12th, 2021.

Final works will need to be submitted by May 31st, 2021.

Questions may be directed to this email as well.

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