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Jordan Art Walk

Jordan Art Walk, Exploring Nature Through Art

Location: Michigan- Upper Peninsula
Type: Call for Submissions
Any discipline

Deadline: 04/15/2024

Other Criteria:
Paid opportunity ($600)


Exploring Nature Through Art
Attention Northern Michigan Artists! You are invited to submit a sculpture for placement in the Jordan Art Walk exhibit in East Jordan Michigan. Our goal is to integrate works of art into our city’s natural environment that will engage and resonate with our citizens and visitors. This is a collaborative project of the City of East Jordan, the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of the Jordan River, the Jordan River Arts Council, and Active Recovery Physical therapy and Sports Medicine.

About the Project
Sculptures will be located along a route connecting the east and west sides of East Jordan. An attractive recently completed walkway, “Joining Jordan,” connects the two parts of the city over the bridge where the Jordan River joins Lake Charlevoix. This project has added access to pedestrian, bicycle, and motorized vehicle traffic. Seven sculptures are now placed on city property along this pathway and into the downtown area. The walk is currently anchored by a city park on the west side river estuary and by the municipal harbor/concert shell on the east side. We will add 6-8 additional sculptures in 2022.

The sculptures will be in place for 3 years and will be for sale by the artist with a 20% commission to the committee. If sold, the work of art will remain in place until the end of the three-year time period or be replaced with another sculpture by the artist with approval from the committee. There is a stipend of $600 for the artists selected for the exhibit. Concrete pads will be provided to fit the works of art. Artists will be responsible for transporting, installing, and de-installing the artwork.

Please submit up to 3 entries digitally by April 15th, 2023 to the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce ( for jurying. Multiple views of each sculpture may be submitted. Artists will be notified of acceptance by April 30th and installations will take place by June 1st.

A jurying committee of local artists and citizens will make selections based on the following criteria:

Artistic merit of the original work.
Artwork must be of a safe design, construction, and have the ability to be safely secured.
Artwork must be durable for outside four season display.
Art must be compatible with the unique setting of the East Jordan environs.
A completed sculpture entry shall accompany photographs of each piece submitted.
An artist resume shall accompany the application.