Arts Council Announces Requests for Proposals for Monroe Building North Face Mural Project

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Arts Council Announces Requests for Proposals for  Monroe Building North Face Mural Project


The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo (ACGK) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation of a mural on the north face of historic 151 E Michigan – the Monroe Building. This endeavor is made possible in partnership with Treystar, the property owner. Interested Artists, Individuals, or Firms are encouraged to submit their proposals by November 1, 2023, at 5 p.m.

The ACGK seeks creative and experienced individuals or entities who can bring their artistic vision to life on this iconic building in downtown Kalamazoo. The selected provider will be responsible for the design and fabrication of the mural, and ACGK and Treystar are desirous of receiving proposals for an amount not to exceed $15,000. This budget should encompass all costs associated with the project, ensuring a comprehensive proposal that includes detailed experience, qualifications, and a transparent fee schedule.

While competitive pricing is an important factor in the selection process, the artist or firm’s overall experience, qualifications, ingenuity, creativity, and the capabilities of their assigned staff and resources will be significant factors in award of this contract.

The ACGK reserves the right to reject any proposals or parts thereof, as well as the right to waive any irregularities or inconsistencies, taking actions deemed in the best interest of both the ACGK and Treystar, the property owner. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to leave a lasting artistic mark on the heart of Kalamazoo. Submit your proposal by November 1, 2023, and be a part of this transformative project that will enhance our city’s cultural vibrancy.

Questions regarding the scope of work, selection process, insurance requirements, or other procedural requirements may be directed to Kristen Chesak, at 269-342-5059 or

Completed proposals should be emailed to using the subject line: Monroe Building Mural Proposal, or mailed or delivered to:


Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, #203

Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Sealed envelopes should be plainly marked:

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Monroe Building Mural Project