Calls for Artists

2024 Call For Artists

Our 2024 CaFE call for sculptures and a new mural on the Creekwalk Trail is live at

We are also looking for local artists to complete a mural project at 441 Manitou Avenue. Details and application are at

Please check back here for links to new calls or email to be notified when calls go live.

Past: 2023 Manitou Springs Art on the Avenue

Art on the Avenue (AOA) is Manitou Springs’ public art program, administered by Creative Alliance Manitou Springs (CRANE). Each year, we display new rotating sculptures, place new murals, and work to increase Manitou’s public art collection. In 2024, CRANE will install 3 sculptures on 2-year contracts, as well as 1 permanent mural on the Manitou Creekwalk Trail. The works will be included in CRANE’s free self-guided walking tour app (via Otocast) which includes commentary from artists themselves. To apply, please visit


  • May 1, 2024: Submission deadline
  • May 21, 2024: Selection notification to artists
  • June-August, 2024: Artwork installation
  • June-August 2026: Contracts for sculptures end


$2,000 per sculpture, $3,000 for the Creekwalk Mural

Prizes: All selected artists are eligible for the following awards.

  • $1,500 CRANE Art Excellence Juror Award
  • $1,000 People’s Choice Award

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