Manhole Cover Art Installation

Laurie Borggreve of Edina, MN for “Horizon”, Taylor Mentzer of Ann Arbor for “Kayak”, and Shaun Whitehouse of Ann Arbor for “Tower and Tree”

In collaboration with the City of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Art Center lead an initiative to refresh the city’s manhole cover designs with artwork to celebrate the history and culture of our community. 

An international open call brought in over 240 submissions that were juried by an Advisory Committee comprised of local arts educators, professional artists, along with business and community leaders. Following their review, six semi-finalists were presented to the public for an online vote to determine the three winning designs. 

Each of the three designs will be produced for two year periods on new cast iron covers installed throughout the City.

Photo Credit: MLive

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