The Crescent Park Tree Rejuvenation Project is back, looking to transform tree stumps in Crescent Park into works of art. 

The project is a partnership between the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJMAG), the Crescent Park Foundation and the City of Moose Jaw. 

The tree rejuvenation project began with tree carvings in 2016. The last tree carvings were done in 2021 by Kamron Garbe (Great Blue Heron), Karen Watson (History of the Band Festival) and Dustin Stearns (Red Tail Hawk). 

To mix it up a bit, the project will look a little bit different this year. 

“Although the tree carving is phenomenal to see the carving, they want to try something different. They want to take the bark off the trees and add some paintings,” said Christy Schweiger, education coordinator with MJMAG. 

The theme is “In the Spirit of Moose Jaw’s Diverse Past, Present and Future.” The art can incorporate anything Moose Jaw-related from birds in Crescent Park to military history, bison, inclusive history of Moose Jaw, railway or Indigenous culture. 

Applications are now being taken for artists will to take part in the program. Submissions must include a cover letter outlining your design idea with a drawing of the design, a written proposal, an artist CV and 10 digital images of previous work. 

Each artist selected will receive a $1,000 honorarium upon completion of the work. 

There are about 11 tree stumps in Crescent Park that are available to be used for the program. 

“We’re not going to do all 11 trees this year. We’re going to start with a couple, two possibly three threes. So, what the artists need to do is there is proposal information on our website,” Schweiger said. 

Applications can be emailed to Submissions are due on July 2 at 4 p.m. The artists will be select on July 12 and the artwork is expected to be finished by the end of September. 

You can find more information about the project at MJMAG’s website