The Arts movement in Hastings continues to gain momentum: from the formation of the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council and Black Dirt Theater, to the grand opening of the Hastings Arts Center and the ArtSpace Hastings River Lofts, a 37-unit live/work complex for artists and their families located in downtown Hastings near the Mississippi River. The City of Hastings recognizes this energy and the City Council approved plans for a Public Art Grant pilot program to support public art that is free and accessible to everyone.
The initial wave of funding for this program ran through December of 2017. Click here for details about Public Art in Hastings.
The Public Art Grant Task Force is a seven-member group tasked with determining the best way to use the grant funding to support and promote public art within Hastings. Members include: Mecca Page, Mary Ellen Fox, Russell Moseman, Jordan Schaffer, and Bea Westerberg.
2020 Call for Public Art - Outdoor Wall Mural
The Public Art Task Force is now accepting proposals for an external wall mural, to be located on the north-facing wall of Hastings Family Services, located at 301 Second Street East. The theme of the project is "Our Growing Diversity: Welcoming the Future." Interested Artists should review Call for Art and mural spec sheets below.
Deadline for Entries: Friday, December 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m. CST
Questions? Contact Staff Liaison: Lee Stoffel at 651-480-2344 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Task Force Goals:
- Solicit requests for and award public art grant(s).
- Consider the future of the Task Force and public arts program in Hastings.
Staff support is provided by Lee Stoffel,Communications Coordinator. Questions can be directed to her at email@example.com or 651-480-2344.