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, The Duluth Waterfront Collective is looking for four 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 about the idea, and inspire the public to get involved. When it comes to creating a better vision for the future, sometimes seeing is believing
Artists will assist in creating before-and-after views of locations within our outlined project area. The submission package should include a "before" photo of the artist's chosen location along with a written description of what the "after" rendering will include, using Highway 61 Revisited's goals and concept.
Once we have selected the artists, we will provide a wireframe sketch of the submitted view using our existing 3-D model. This should assist artists in spatially laying out their rendering, but is a flexible framework. Artists should elaborate upon and modify the wireframe sketch to include building facades, streetscapes, people, activities, green spaces, and whatever else they feel contributes to a sustainable, equitable,
and resilient downtown.
Artists may submit works in any medium preferred, provided they are able to be submitted digitally (scanned if necessary) 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 may be an
opportunity for displaying these works on-site in a city-as-gallery exhibition.
This would mean the artwork would be displayed on-location with
information about the work, artist, and project.
Four selected artists will be awarded $1000.00 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