Byway Community

By: News Release
Apr 4th, 2017

The City of Guttenberg is a byway community within the River Bluffs Scenic Byway Corridor. One of the byway’s priorities is development and improvement of art and cultural resources. To act on this priority, a grant was acquired to help develop proposals for and the eventual funding of place-based public art in the community.

The Guttenberg Art Advisory Committee will work with the Byways of Iowa Foundation and Northeast Iowa RC&D to fund the materials and artist fees associated with the project through grants, fundraising efforts, donations, etc.

The theme for this project is Mississippi River Aquatic Life.

This call is open to all qualified artists or teams thereof 18 years of age and older. Priority will be given to Iowa artists and artists within or with close ties to the City of Guttenberg.

Interested artists are required to submit an application form along with a one-page letter of interest, link to an online portfolio or image sheet with examples of their work, proposed budget, up-to-date resume, and a sketch or mock-up of their art proposal. Interested artists are strongly encouraged to contact the project coordinator (Mallory Marlatt) prior to applying.

Application materials and information can be found online at:

Applications are due by May 26th, 2017.

For more information, contact Project Coordinator, Mallory Marlatt (Northeast Iowa RC&D) at 563-864-7112 or