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City Hall Updates

From the Office of Council Member Meg Tuthill, 10th Ward

Meg Tuthill Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am-5pmContact: 612.673.2210 www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/council/ward10

Email: meg.tuthill@ci.minneapolis.mn.us

Call for artists
The City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places program has announced a unique opportunity for local artists to submit designs for utility box wraps.
Minneapolis Art Wraps is an effort to assist interested groups in developing these projects, with the goal of creating a vibrant city-wide gallery that celebrates the range and talent of creative artists living and working here. Wrapping utility boxes is not only a great way to beautify the communities but is also a good effort in reducing graffiti.  
The City has released a Call for Artists that is open to professional artists who live or work in Minneapolis. Designs can be in any media that can be translated into a digital image and wrapped onto a utility box. This includes painting, photography, collage, mosaic quilt making, etc. Selected artists will be paid an honorarium of $1,000. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 17 at 4pm.
Neighborhood and non-profit organizations who are interested in developing their own artistic utility box projects, can apply for permission to place their designs on City-owned utility boxes. You can apply at www.minneapolismn.gov/dca/public/WCMS1P-083277.
For more information on both projects, visit www.minneapolismn.gov/dca/index.htm or contact Mary Altman, Public Arts Administrator, at mary.altman@minneapolismn.gov.

Registration now open for 38th Annual NUSA Conference
I hope you will take the opportunity to join us for the 38th Annual Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) Conference on Neighborhood Concerns taking place right here in Minneapolis. The conference is May 22-25 and will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.
The conference is expected to bring over 800 people to Minneapolis from across the country. The conference will provide helpful tools for engaging our community by exploring unique challenges, possibilities and practical application of successful engagement and community building strategies.
Register now at www.nusa.org/PDF/Official-NUSA-2013-Registration-Book.pdf. The Hyatt Regency has also reserved special rates for attendees. If you have further questions or would like additional information, please visit the City’s NUSA Conference webpage at www.minneapolismn.gov/ncr/WCMS1P-089093 or contact Carrie Day Aspinwall, Conference Coordinator, at 612.673.2243 or minneapolisNUSA2013@gmail.com.

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