Call for artists: Create a summertime mosaic for City Pages

Categories: Art
Artists of the Twin Cities: Are you looking to make some cash and score some new art supplies? Then City Pages may have the contest for you.

Our Mosaic Contest is a little quirky: We're teaming up with the Minnesota Lottery to commission a piece of artwork made up entirely of lottery tickets. The work will be showcased at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, and the artist whose submission we select for the project will be paid $500 and given a $600 gift card to Dick Blick Art Materials.

Does this sound like a fun challenge? Here's how to enter the contest:

We're looking for artwork submissions with a strong Minnesota flavor, be it summertime fun, nature, and/or the great outdoors.

The mosaic must be at least 18"x24", and the MN Lottery will be supplying recycled lottery tickets for you to work with. You also must be old enough to play the lottery, meaning this is an 18-plus contest.

Submission Requirements:

-Please submit three images of your previous work to

-In the subject line, please put "City Pages and MN Lottery Mosaic Contest."

-In the body of email, include your full name and a statement about your ideas for the commissioned piece.

All submitted images MUST be:

-JPG format

-300 dpi resolution

Deadlines and dates:

- Wednesday, May 21, is the submission deadline.
- 5 p.m. Thursday, June 11, is when the selected artist will need to deliver the final piece to the City Pages office (we're located in downtown Minneapolis).

At the festival, attendees will be invited to enter a contest to win the work.

You can check out the official call for artists page here.

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Did anyone actually get a reply from citypages with info on where to get the lottery tickets? Deadline is tomorrow. What a vague art call. I'm really bummed.


@citypages Question, what kind of work does the previous artwork need to be? Does it need to be a mosaic? Or can it be any medium?


@sundvall.kendra Hey Kendra!

Sorry for the late reply! Per the blog post:

"The mosaic must be at least 18"x24", and the MN Lottery will be supplying recycled lottery tickets for you to work with."


@citypages For sure. $500 cash + $600 gift certificate to Dick Blick? Nice win for some lucky artist!


@sundvall.kendra Also, submissions aren't made with lottery tickets, you just need an outline/sketch showing what you will be going for it selected.


@backroad Thanks KSomething! Alas, I don't have time for this call, but appreciate you noticing the deadline for me. So nice of you!

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