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Posted on: February 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Sterling Heights Art Commission seeking businesses to apply for 2020 Public Art Mural Program

Following the successful launch of the City of Sterling Heights’ first-ever Public Art Mural Program in 2018, the Sterling Heights Arts Commission is seeking businesses interested in participating by offering a side of their building or business.

Under the 2020 Mural Program, interested businesses will fill out a form on the City’s website identifying their building and designated wall for the purpose of public art. If selected by the City to participate, the business owner will be required to sign the City’s lease agreement for $1 a year for five years, for a total of $5. The City will then commission the artist and install the public art mural.

The City of Sterling Heights has been home to public art for decades, but recently began investing in murals to bring art, color and creativity to formerly blank or uninspiring facades throughout the city. The City – specifically the Arts Commission – is looking for highly visible, otherwise dull walls to install more exciting public art.  

“We’re thrilled to hopefully partner with business owners in Sterling Heights to bring more beauty and color to blank spaces,” said Community Relations Director Melanie Davis. “We’re certain this will continue to energize and add vibrancy to these specific areas of our City. We’ve seen great response to our first three murals and hope to continue this forward momentum.”

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