Rochester nonprofit Art4Trails is accepting proposals for public art projects along the downtown biking and walking trails.

Selected artists must be able to demonstrate how the coronavirus has affected their livelihood, Art4Trails member Barbara Depman said.

First, Art4Trails has a call out for two permanent works of art to be placed along Rochester’s bike trails, in the manner of previous Art4Trails installations.

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The selected artists will receive $12,000 for the pieces -- $6,000 upon selection, and $6,000 after the piece is installed.

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Art4Trails is also seeking proposals for 10 artistic bike racks, to be placed along Rochester’s trails. One proposal for each site will be selected, and the artists will be paid $2,500 -- half upon selection, and half upon installation. The bike racks’ utility and functionality must be clear.

Artists ages 18 and up who live or have a studio in Rochester are invited to submit proposals for each project. The winning proposals must be finished and in place by November 15, 2020.

The funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding, allocated to the City of Rochester by the State of Minnesota.

Online applications for each project close Sept. 15. Selected artists will be notified by Oct. 1.

See https://rochesterartcenter.org/art4trails for more information.