Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their works in the latest Art on the Streets installment. This colorful utility box is located near the Community Park baseball fields and was designed by Livingston Elementary students.It’s not all about landscapes and wildlife. The Art on the Streets project does focus on the uniqueness of Big Sky, so potential winners can think outside the box. Michael Blessing is the artist behind this wrap near the Frisbee golf course.

More public art coming to Big Sky

Utility box and trashcan wrap submissions requested by June 8

Calling all artists! Your creations could become public art in Big Sky. A number of new bear-proof trash cans and utility boxes are coming to town, and the Arts Council of Big Sky’s Art on the Streets project aims to cover them with creativity.

     The vinyl wrapping of a total of 10 trash cans and boxes will be done by Bozeman-based Clean Slate Group, which has managed similar projects in places like Jackson Hole, Bozeman and Sioux Falls. 

     Art on the Street was founded in 2015 by Lone Peak High student Dasha Bough. Since then, several phases of the project have added more art to the streets, from roadways to parks and neighborhoods, popping up as the community expands.


Call for art guidelines 

Artists must reside in Gallatin, Madison and Park counties. All eligible applicants regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality or disability will be considered. All ages are encouraged to apply!


Only original artwork is accepted. 


Artists may submit more than one proposal. 


Designs may not: Be offensive; contain representation of traffic signals or signs; be used to advertise or promote a business, product, or viewpoint; include any breach of intellectual property, trademarks, brands, images of illegal activity; involve the attachment of objects to the utility box. 


What do the judges look for? 

Visual impact. 


Artwork that can be represented well on a flat surface. 


Subject matter that is relevant and representative of the unique aspects of the Big Sky community. This is not limited to wildlife and landscapes—be creative 


     In order to prevent vandalism, it is recommended that the    

  designs not include large open areas—which might invite graffiti.

      Art or photography must be submitted per guidelines no later than 5 p.m., June 8, 2018.

     Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. It is the artists’ responsibility to confirm receipt of proposals. 


Submission process: 

Submit high-quality JPEG or PDF images of artwork that best represent the actual artwork. Print quality artwork will be requested upon selection. 


Send files and questions to info

Artwork will be selected by the Arts Council of Big Sky planning committee. 

Artists will be notified by July 1, 2018 if their work is selected. 

         Artists of selected artwork understand and agree to the following: Selected artwork will be digitally applied to anti-graffiti vinyl and wrapped on utility boxes that may be targeted by vandals.    

         Art is applied to functioning equipment that may need repair or replacement. No guarantee is issued for location or longevity

of display. 

     Clean Slate Group may make adjustments to the finished piece to address installation challenges. No financial compensation. 



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