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Big Sky street art project seeks artist submissions

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A local public art project started by Lone Peak High School sophomore Dasha Bough is seeking submissions from area artists for artwork that will be used on bear-proof garbage containers and utility boxes around Big Sky.

The project, called “Art on the Street,” aims to enhance the natural beauty of Big Sky by covering the garbage cans and utility boxes with vinyl images of the selected art. The wrapping will be done by Bozeman-based Clean Slate Group, which has managed similar projects in Bozeman, Jackson, Wyo., and Sioux Falls, S.D.

Artists must be from Gallatin, Madison or Park counties, and the subject matter of the artwork must be relevant and representative of the unique aspects of the Big Sky community. Artwork must be original, as well, and designs may not be used to promote a business, product or viewpoint, and may not include any breach of intellectual property, trademarks, brands or images.

Artists may submit more than one proposal, and artwork must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15. High-resolution images of artwork can be emailed to A detailed criteria on artwork eligibility and submission will be published separately and available on the Arts Council of Big Sky’s website and Clean Slate’s website.

Artwork will be judged by the “Art on the Street” planning committee, and artists will be notified by the end of May if their work is accepted.

The first phase of the project is being funded by the Rotary Club of Big Sky, the Arts Council of Big Sky and Big Sky Town Center. The Crail Ranch Museum is also funding wraps of two utility boxes with historic Big Sky images.

Individual donations are being accepted through the Arts Council. Contact Brian Hurlbut at the Arts Council, (406) 995-2742 or, for more information.

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