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Sterling Heights is seeking artist proposals for an original mural at the city public library as part of its relaunched public art program.

The city is accepting proposals through next month for the work slated to go behind the library children’s garden area, officials announced Tuesday.

Design theme recommendations include reading, children, garden, libraries, recreation, animals, insects and/or family. Mural designs must not contain any vulgarity or nudity.

Michigan artists age 18 and older can submit as an individual or group.

Submissions will be reviewed by the city and later juried by the Arts Commission at its April meeting.

The winner will be announced April 6 and will receive $1,000 and a plaque for the design. The chosen artist is required to transfer all copyrights and ownership of the mural design to Sterling Heights, coordinators said.

The design will be installed by a professional artist is slated to install the design and mural this spring.

Artists interested in submitting a design should fill out an application form and return it no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 30 by emailing bkoz@sterling-heights.net, mailing Bridget Kozlowski, Community Relations director, 40555 Utica Road, Sterling Heights MI 48313, or dropping off to the Community Relations Department in the lower level of City Hall.

For information: bkoz@sterling-heights.net or (586) 446-2471.

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