Mainstreet Banners


In 2016, the City of Hopkins expanded its public art program to include street banners featuring the work of local artists. These highly visible, 2’ x 4’ banners add to the vitality of the City, help create an arts-enriched environment, and showcase local talent. 

Who is eligible: artists of all ages who are residents of Hopkins and artists who are members of Hopkins Center for the Arts 

Deadline for applying:  February 1, 2023 (submissions will not be accepted after this date; for mailed-in applications, this is a postmark date.)  Applicants will be notified of decision by February 20. 


 Apply online at: Banner Entry Form

You may submit up to 3 artworks for consideration. Please submit a high resolution image of each artwork as a jpeg, (at least 1200 pixels in the smallest dimension recommended).  For each artwork, please include the following information: 

  • Title 
  • Medium 
  • Year completed  

Note that art may be cropped to accommodate the image ratio of the banner (approximately 2:1, height-to-width) 

Also, please include the following information about yourself: 

  • Name (as should appear on the banner if you are chosen) 
  • Full address 
  • E-mail 
  • Phone number 
  • Please indicate if you are a Hopkins resident, Member of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, or both) 
  • If a student, age when artwork was created/school attended 


There is no honorarium for participating in this project. However, your name will be included on the banner and your artwork will receive excellent exposure. Eight pieces will be chosen. Each of these will be installed on each of 16 blocks of Mainstreet in Hopkins. The estimated life span of these banners is 3 years. 

Be part of the Hopkins artscape and apply today! 

By applying, you grant the City of Hopkins the authority to use your image or a detail of your image in creating a banner. The City of Hopkins holds all rights and responsibilities for the banner design.  Images of the completed banners may be used in promotional materials of the City of Hopkins and Hopkins Center for the Arts. 

Eight designs were chosen in 2016 by the Public Art Committee from 46 submissions, shown below. 

All artists are Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Previously Chosen Mainstreet Banners of 2016

The Magic Trick by Heather Renaux

The Magic Trick Banner

Midnight Sun by Mary Olson

Midnight Sun Banner

Fiestaware by Angeleta Smith

Fiestaware Banner

Girl on Tricycle by Tom Hessel

Girl on Tricycle Banner

Alligator by Shawn McNulty

Alligator Banner

Woman with Cloth by C.J. Renner

Woman with Cloth Banner

Untitled by Elaine Beaty

Untitled Banner, orange flower

Untitled by Jane Johnson

Untitled 1 Banner bright flowers