Our Tower Project


Oakport - 2017


Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is planning to repaint its water towers - Oakport in 2017, Woodlawn in 2018 and Interstate-94 in 2019.  The MPS Commission will repaint the towers blue with the word "Moorhead" wording, but has asked the Art & Culture Commission to explore additional artistic design options.  If an artistic design is pursued, the additional cost for the art will need to be raised from grants or private sources.

Art Contest

Artists of all ages with a connection to Moorhead are invited to submit original, artistic designs that may be painted on the Oakport water tower in 2017. The design shall encompass the theme of: "Life in Moorhead."  Deadline for submission is 12 noon on Monday, April 10, 2017.  Artistic designs may be submitted:

To submit designs using formats noted below, please use the Oakport Our Tower Entry Form (PDF).

  • EMAIL - Email signed entry form and original art to art@cityofmoorhead.com
  • MAIL - Mail signed entry form and original art (postmarked by deadline)
    • Our Tower Design Contest
    • PO Box 779
    • Moorhead, MN 56561-0779
  • DELIVER - Drop off at Moorhead City Hall - 4th Floor - 500 Center Avenue (Moorhead Center Mall)

Implementation of the Our Tower project is contingent upon funding and Moorhead Public Service Commission approvals.

QUESTIONS - 218.299.5333 or art@cityofmoorhead.com