Sea Grant Celebrates 50 Years with Public Artwork

Wisconsin Sea Grant is celebrating its 50th year through a special commission for a piece of public art to be displayed outdoors at the Sturgeon Bay City Hall. Wisconsin Sea Grant and the City of Sturgeon Bay are partnering on this artistic endeavor and invite proposals from qualified artists, or artist teams, for an original artwork.

Proposals for two-dimensional works should reflect Great Lakes science themes. Find detailed instructions for submitting a proposal at, and an online system to receive proposals will open on or around April 12. Proposals will be judged on artistic merit, creative interpretation of the theme and other criteria as outlined. 

The community hopes to build other artistic and educational activities around aquatic themes through the library system, local merchants and more. The completed artwork is expected to be installed in Sturgeon Bay by early fall. 

Artists who have questions after reading the call for artists should email Jennifer Smith at [email protected]