Welcome to the Midwest Sculpture Initiative Web Site. Founded in 2003, MSI was formed to provide innovative exhibitions that feature outdoor sculpture.
MSI's mission is to: Provide outdoor sculpture exhibitions throughout the Midwest, promote cooperation among art and civic organizations, advance the role that the visual arts play in the quality of life and increase economic development.
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2018-19 Call for Entries
The Midwest Sculpture Initiative is proud to be organizing sixteen outdoor sculpture exhibits for 2018-19. In additions to the stipends given we are offering monetary awards: "Over-Achievers Award", "Dammit, Just Missed it Award" and the "Hey, I Got Real Close Award."The "Over-Achievers Award" pays $500. to any and all sculptors who get in to 14 exhibits. The "Dammit, Just Missed It Award" will pay $250. to any and all sculptors who get in 13 exhibits. The "Hey, I Got Real Close Award" pays $100. to any and all sculptors who get into 12 exhibits.
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Deadline for Entry February 28, 2018
Interested in becoming a host community?
Download this pdf MSI brochure
The better question is why not? Public art has been with us for time eternal beginning with the cave man...
MSI holds twelve to fifteen exhibits yearly. All exhibits feature the following benefits to the exhibiting sculptor:
MI Art Tour app
This app will help you discover public outdoor works of art and culture in Michigan and show you the work nearest to you. It will provide information about the artists, as well as photos of the piece. MI Amazing Art Tours will also give you directions on how to travel to see the work, by car, bike, or walking. MI Amazing Art Tours expert curators have put together "tours" to help you discover work from around the entire state. Enjoy!
For more information, contact MSI at (517)486-4591.
This site was updated on January 5th, 2018
Current / Ongoing Exhibits
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