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Mural concepts sought for Havre Art Alley


Last updated 4/6/2022 at 11:52am

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Wings decorate a wall April 17 in Havre's Art Alley during the first Art Alley Spring Celebration. Hi-Line Arts Council is looking for ideas for a mural to decorate the alley.

The Hi-Line Arts Council announced it is taking submissions from area artists for artwork to use as a mural in the downtown alley recently designated as "Art Alley." 

The alley, which connects Third and Fourth Avenues in downtown Havre, has been adorned with lights that zig-zag the length of the alley, and will be a focal point for future outdoor artwork and art events, including a large mural that  is expected to span a significant portion of the alley, using the backside of buildings as the "canvas."

"The Hi-Line Arts Council, in partnership with the Art and Beautification Committee of Downtown Havre Matters!, is very excited about the continued use of the Art Alley as a wonderful example of how a rural community can be deeply involved in providing public art in unexpected places and making the community a better, more lively and more interesting place to live and work," Arts Council Chair Grant Olson said "We now want local artists to submit to us their very best work or ideas that may be selected as the mural that will be placed on the back of the buildings that will make the Art Alley even that much more special."

To submit a design for the proposed mural, people can email their idea, sketch or concept to [email protected] no later than Friday, April 15.  The Arts Council, in coordination with downtown businesses and the Art and Beautification Committee of Downtown Havre Matters!, will select the winning design.

"We know public art can have a significant, lasting and positive impact on a community, so we are especially happy to help coordinate the continued development of Havre's Art Alley," Olson said.  "The Arts Council looks forward to receiving input and ideas about what the next phase of the Art Alley might look like through the submission of mural concepts."

For more information about the Hi-Line Arts Council, people can visit http://hilineartscouncil.org


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