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Tosa is all-in on art projects.

Tosa seeks artists for shipping container mural

As part of its ongoing mural arts program, the City of Wauwatosa seeks submissions from artists for a mural to be painted on a shipping container located in Hart Park along State Street.

The shipping container will be used for storage by the Tosa Tonight summer concert series in the park.

"Public art enhances a city, attracting residents and tourists to experience Wauwatosa in a different way," said Melissa Weiss, director of administrative services for the City of Wauwatosa.

"We are thrilled to be bringing murals and hopefully world-class muralists to the gem of our park system, Hart Park, this year."

There will be three side of the container available for murals and artists may pitch ideas for one, two or all three sides.

Artists can submit up to three proposals by April 1 and the call is open to artists from local and national artists. Travel stipends are available for artists outside the Milwaukee area.

Artists who are selected will be notified by April 17 and a portion of the proposed mural must be painted by July 22.

Complete details are here.

The Wauwatosa Tourism Commission is sponsoring the mural installation, which is funded by hotel tax revenue.

Last month, Wauwatosa announced a bracket-style painting tournament, and last summer, six murals were painted in East Tosa.

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