Call for Artists for Lyndale Tunnel Mural

Published on November 03, 2023

Entrance to the Lyndale Avenue tunnel.

HELENA, Mont. – The City of Helena is seeking artist proposals to paint murals along the side walls and entrances of the Lyndale Avenue tunnel. The City has budgeted $15,000 to commission the project, which would be painted in the summer of 2024. Proposals will be accepted until December 29, 2023 at 4 p.m. The full request for proposals can be found at

An artist or team of artists will be selected to transform the Lyndale tunnel with engaging and intriguing art, with designs that represent the unique identity of our community. The total square footage of the proposed area is approximately 2,400 square feet, and the completed mural will be sprayed with an anti-graffiti sealant.

The tunnel links Centennial Park with the Great Northern Town Center, which provides an off-street corridor under Lyndale Avenue. The goal of the project is to provide vibrant public art that creates a unique sense of place for the community to enjoy.    

Centennial Park is a widely used space for Helena residents of all ages. It features numerous sports fields, a bike path, a dog park, a skate park, playgrounds, as well as other amenities. Its proximity to Carroll College, the YMCA, and the Great Northern Town Center make it a prime location to feature Helena’s next large-scale public art project.

Professionally designed and applied public art will transform this space from an ominous crossing into a fresh and inviting pedestrian underpass experience.

Questions from interested artists can be directed to:

Bridget Johnston, Facilities Manager
City of Helena, Community Facilities
316 North Park Avenue, Room 162
(406) 447-8399;