Call to Artists: “City Pulse” Seeks Artists for 2018 “Summer of Art” Cover Series

Cover art by Ben Graham

“City Pulse” and Arts Council of Greater Lansing Announce 2018 “Summer of Art” Cover Series

“City Pulse” and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are excited to announce the 2018 Summer of Art cover series! The project, now in its third year, will place art work from Greater Lansing area artists on “City Pulse” covers each week for eight (8) weeks starting in June. See the official application guidelines below.


The Opportunity

“City Pulse” and the Arts Council of Greater Lansing are joining forces for “City Pulse’s” 2018 “Summer of Art” series. The project will feature original art by area artists on the cover of “City Pulse” each week as available from June 27 – Aug. 29, (excluding Aug. 15 anniversary issue).


Anyone who lives in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties may submit entries.

How to Apply

Upload your submission on “Slideroom” ( Submission must include high-­quality images suitable for display on “City Pulse” covers and an artist statement.

Submission Specs

Choose up to two (2) images that best represent your work and that will best translate to 10.25″ W X 6.5″ H front cover. (Art does not need be exactly these dimensions, but it needs to be a rectangle of approximately those proportions or be able to be cropped to meet them.)

Submissions must be print quality at 300 dpi. No self ­images, promotional or commercial advertisement images will be considered. Artwork must be suitable for public space and not contain salacious or profane images. “City Pulse” reserves the right to crop any artwork to fit the space allocated.

Review Process

“City Pulse” staff will review all submissions and make final decisions for placement. The review team will base their decisions on the following criteria:

— Quality of artwork submitted

— Creativity used in creating image/artwork

— Suitability of image for front cover of “City Pulse”

Artists Notification

Artists will be notified upon acceptance if they have been chosen as a cover artist.

Additional Marketing
In addition to having their image on the front cover, a short bio on the artist will also appear elsewhere within the “City Pulse” publication. Chosen covers will also be featured on the Arts Council of Greater Lansing’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

For More Information
Contact Deborah E. Mikula, Arts Council executive director at or call 517-­853-­7581.