1st Ave N underpass project

Press Release

Date:  April 10, 2012
Contact:  Joan Redeen 727-5430
For Immediate Release

Great Falls, Montana –
The Great Falls Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking proposals from qualified artists to create a design for the 1st Ave North underpass project.  The goal of the project is to create an eye-catching, descriptive entryway to Downtown Great Falls, with one artists’ design being implemented by a team of approved artists working together.

In conjunction with the City of Great Falls Public Works Department and the Montana Department of Transportation the BID would like to install a large, outdoor mural on the underpass of 1st Ave North running between Gibson Park and the Civic Center from River Drive up to Park Drive.

The selected design will function as a form of communication to a moving audience with the goal of creating an interesting entry/exit to downtown.  The design will take into account what makes Great Falls and Downtown Great Falls unique including the arts, history, music, historical figures, community events, recreational opportunities, and special attractions.   Successful proposals will foster community pride and convey the sense of community.

The 1st Ave N underpass project is a public art opportunity open to all artists residing in Cascade County.  Artists who wish to participate can review the Call to Artists for the specific requirements.  The Call to Artists can be picked up at the BID office located at 13 5th Street North or downloaded from our website at www.greatfallsbid.com.

The submission deadline for artists to be considered for the project is Friday, May 4th at 12:30pm.

Also involved in this project are the Montana Department of Transportation, the City of Great Falls, T&L Painting, and Ace Hardware.  The BID welcomes any additional community support to make this project a reality, including tax deductible donations.

For the Call to Artists, click here: 1st Ave N underpass – Call to Artists 2012

1st Ave N underpass as of April, 2012: