The Mpls Downtown Improvement District and Hennepin Theatre Trust invite chalk artists and spray paint artists to apply for entry here. The call will be open until Monday, April 19th. This year's Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival will take place for public viewing beginning August 12, 2021. Now in its third year, this unique downtown art experience for residents and visitors celebrates street art in all its forms and offers an inclusive and vibrant activity you can share with your family and friends the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Same as last year, along with the signature chalk slots, this artist call includes a handful of exclusive slots for spray paint/mural artists.

In 2019, the festival featured more than 50 different artists in chalk, spray paint, performance, craft and artisanal food.

In 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, 16 artists descended upon Nicollet Mall to beautify downtown Minneapolis in a scattered, safe, abbreviated version for the festival. Check out the 2020 virtual experience for more.