Call for Artists: One Week Left to Apply to Feature Your Work at Midtown Park


If you’re a visual artist living in Midtown Houston, you’re not going to want to miss this opportunity. The Board of the Midtown Park Conservancy (MPC) has opened up an exciting chance for creatives to feature their work at Midtown Park.

You must submit all qualifications online by August 28, 2018, via CaFE (, so don’t wait! It will be a temporary commission (two to three years) and is open to artists in Harris County who have public art experience.

Read on for more details:

Apply to This Midtown Houston Public Art Opportunity

Midtown Park is a the newest green space in the heart of Houston. MPC is seeking a local artist to develop a treatment of the concrete elevator housing adjacent to the elevated central pavilion in the park.

The elevator is a focal point of the park with parts visible from virtually every corner. It’s located in an elevated glass and concrete housing. The budget for the project is up to $35,000, based upon your overall approach, design and proposed materials.

A small group of finalists will be selected to develop concepts. They will also receive an honorarium. So why not embark on the possibility of featuring your art in beautiful Midtown Park?

If you have questions about this public art opportunity, please contact Jessica Cusick at

About Midtown Park

Midtown Park offers three acres of new public urban park and open space with complementary pedestrian-oriented streetscapes. The park’s larger green space – located on the 2.5-acre site south of the multifamily development – includes a great lawn, flexible pavilion, bayou and trail, native landscaping, interactive water feature, playground, game courts, market areas and a dog park.

A wide array of festivals, performances, markets and other events keep the park lively throughout the year. Midtown Park is even home to major permanent commissions by Houston artists Sharon Engelstein and Dixie Friend Gay.

The park features a half-acre retail plaza adjacent to McGowen St., which will include a full-service restaurant, a food and beverage kiosk and a public plaza space next to the METRORail station. This section of the park will include a permanent piece by artist Shahzia Sikander.

Midtown Park’s underground parking garage provides 400 spaces for public use. For more information on the park, as well as Midtown Houston, please visit our website.