You're driving along the Mississippi on the Great River Road with the bluffs rising above you on one side and the expanses of Lake Pepin on the other.
Sights and natural beauty, counted as some of the most beautiful in the country, are around each curve.
This is Maiden Rock country. Maiden Rock township and village: a quiet, historic river and railroad settlement surounded by rolling farmland and creek gullies rustling with wild turkey and deer set at the Mississippi's edge, providing shelter and wetlands for thousands of birds on their yearly journeys along the Mississippi Flyway.
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2016-01-07 - Maiden Rock Mural Contest $1,000 Prize
Call For Proposals:
The Maiden Rock Merchants Association, in cooperation with the Maiden Rock Area Community Association and the Maiden Rock Village Board, seek proposals from artists or groups of artists to compete in a mural contest in conjunction with Summerfest, held on June 18th, 2016. The committee will select up to 9 Contest Participants to complete and install their murals at designated sites throughout the village (see sites descriptions, below). One contest participant will be awarded a $1,000 prize. All other Contest Participants receive a $100 materials stipend. Proposals due March 10.
Download the Call For Proposal
with contest rules and timeline HERE
Artists submitting proposals for the Mural Contest are urged to familiarize themselves with the specific sites and create a proposal scaled to the specific site.
Request a Spanish language translation or for more information contact Lisa Roberts, Contest Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download Your Proposal DocumentationHERE
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Site # 1. The Municipal Garage.
Located on Main Street adjacent to Ole’s Bar. This mural would be viewed by vehicular traffic passing westbound through the village on Hwy 35 and by all persons entering the village park. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 7' tall x 25' wide. (Could conceivably be taller- but the concern is the retaining wall would block visibility on a portion of the mural).
Site #2. The Municipal Water Tower. Located on Cty Rd S just north of the village. Public domain. Viewable by all vehicular traffic entering the village from County Road S. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 63' tall x 10' wide. (Could conceivably be a bit wider- but at that point the mural begins to curve around the tower.)
Site #3. Roger Field’s barn.
Private property. Located adjacent to the village park. Viewable by patrons inside the establishments adjacent to the park; by anyone entering the park; by those driving between the railroad tracks and the establishments adjacent to the park. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: approximately 20 feet tall x 30 feet wide there is an electrical box in the middle and that cannot be covered. Please Contact Contest administrator Lisa Roberts for Site Owners contact information to discuss.
Site #4. Judy Dahleiden’s building.
Private Property. Located on Cty Rd S near the playground. Artists may utilize any portion of the side of the building shown, including a mural large enough to cover any combination of windows. This site is viewable by all pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Cty Rd S. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 11' tall x 25' wide.
Site #5. Playground fence.
Located in the village on Cty Rd S adjacent to the bank. Public domain. Viewable from all pedestrian and vehicular traffic on County Road S. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 9 1/2 ft. tall. The length of the fence is 78'- but I doubt the village would want the entire fence filled w/mural (and blocking visibility into the playground.)
Site #6. Retaining wall, highway 35 just west of the intersection of Highway 35 and 2nd street. Public domain.
Viewable from all pedestrian and vehicular traffic passing through this end of the village. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 9' tall x 30' wide.
Site #7. Jeannette Sweasy’s building.
Private property. Located on the west end of the village on Highway 35. Viewable by all pedestrian and vehicular traffic heading east through the village. Proposals should be large enough to cover both windows on the side of the building shown in the photo. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 9' tall x 15 1/2 wide.
Site #8. Tracy Young’s second story of the Six String Saloon.
Private property. Located on Highway 35 across the street from the bank. Viewable from all pedestrian traffic and eastbound vehicular traffic, highway 35. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: Please Contact Contest administrator Lisa Roberts for Site Owners contact information to discuss.
Site #9. The Lodge Retreat Building.
Private property. Located on Highway 35 adjacent to the gas station. Viewable by business patrons on this end of the village and by all westbound vehicular traffic through the village. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 25' tall x 25' wide.
Site #10. Hiawatha Bank Building (the upper redwood portion of the building).
Located on Highway 35 and County Rd S, this site is viewable from all vehicular and pedestrian traffic moving through this end of the village. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 8 1/2 ' tall x 28' wide.
Site #11. Baken-Young Funeral Home, the north side of the building adjacent to the empty lot.
This site is viewable by all pedestrians traffic on this end of the village and by all south bound vehicular traffic on Highway 35 as well as patrons of the Quick Stop. Maximum Size of Mural for this site: 13' tall x 33 wide. (Dimensions could possibly vary- but there are trees at the base of the wall- junk trees- but I don't know if the funeral home will remove them, or-. To be 'safe', the measurements would accommodate a mural located above the junk trees and be visible.)
Maiden Rock Township meeting
February 10, 2016
Seniors Arts & Crafts Day
February 16, 2016
Senior Center/Village Hall
Planning Commission Meeting
February 17, 2016
Senior Citizens Potluck & Meeting
February 26, 2016
Senior Center/Village Hall
Village Board Meeting
March 07, 2016
March 14, 2016
Maiden Rock United Methodist Church
Maiden Rock Area Community Meeting
March 15, 2016
American Legion Meeting
April 20, 2016