Cherrylawn/Littlefield Street Mural and Curb Extension Project

City Walls and Department of Public Works - Complete Streets are partnering with residents to create a safer and more connected route for kids walking/biking to Noble Elementary. This includes traffic calming features like curb extensions and street art! We're looking for artists to help design the art and paint the art with the Noble Elementary teachers and students. Let's make Cherrylawn a space that fosters a sense of community and reflects the school and neighborhood character, all while protecting the children on their way to school! This project is all about creating a connected, safe, and inclusive community.

City Walls Thanksgiving Open Calls 2023

We have three exciting open calls dropping on Thanksgiving, with 26 awards and $121,000 up for grabs! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to showcase your talent and make a positive impact on your community.

DCLEATED: Unleash your creativity by painting 5'8" cleat sculptures inspired by the Lions great Barry Sanders. Partner with a non-profit of your choice and see your artwork displayed in downtown Detroit for the entire month of April.

People Mover Mural Project: Transform blank walls into vibrant expressions of Detroit's spirit and resilience. Your art will inspire, inform, and connect with people, leaving a lasting mark on the city.

Art Collective

I'm a commission artist in West Michigan looking for like-minded people to form a new art collective. We will share ideas, help each other get professional commissions and come up with funds, work on our portfolios and help each other with other aspects of being a professional artist. My target group is artists looking to get commissions with businesses and corporations. If you're interested in a venture like this please feel free to contact me! I'm excited to take these first steps on this journey with you!

Show Love to Detroit Artists

City Walls will be releasing the first wave of open calls on our website for this summer with over $650,000 available for the Detroit arts community! Please make sure to visit the site on the 14th and download the artist packet and pay close attention to the Vision Statement as developed by the community to inspire your vision for these spaces...

Exposures: Photography '21

Fine art photographers express their ideas, emotions and messages in their artistic creations. We are amazed by the images made by area photographers, and we are  looking forward to seeing what they might enter for this show. 

This year 's juror is Jenny Risher, a CCS graduate and teacher. She will select the pieces to be included in the show based on the online entry images. 

The awards will be based on the accepted artwork after it is hung in the gallery. Awards will include Best of Show ($150), 2nd place ($100) and 3rd place ($75), plus honorable mentions.


Key Dates:

Feb 8 - March 7, 2021: Online Call for Entry

March 14, 2021:  Notification of acceptance/decline

March 25-27: Drop off accepted artwork (during gallery hours)

Think Small '20

Applications are now being accepted for artists interested in entering our annual Think Small Competition for artwork 12 inches and smaller!

This year our juror is Vianna Szabo, a nationally recognized and awarded local artist and teacher.

More information about the competition and esteemed juror is available on our website  - Call for Entry page.


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