Downtown mural project seeks artists

Downtown mural project seeks artists
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:58pm

The deadline to apply for selection in a downtown art project was set for June 3, city officials said.

The city's Museums & Cultural Affairs Department was seeking to commission an artist or team to create a mural for the Downtown Arts District. The call for artists was open to artists or artist teams living within 200 miles of El Paso.  

MCAD officials said they will commission an annual mural competition for the Downtown Arts District. The mural will be located on W. Missouri Avenue, along the north facing façade of the El Paso Museum of History. The mural will be outdoors along Missouri Avenue and viewable to pedestrians and passing traffic. The mural is intended to serve as a lively and inviting visual landmark for the Downtown Arts District with a theme must focus on the arts, be representative of the local art scene, local heritage, and promote the Downtown Arts District.

The project is open to any media appropriate for the flat wall surface and site, with the ability to withstand exposure to the climate and environment for the duration of one year.

Appropriate applications include: archival paint including acrylic or aerosol paint.

Mural Wall dimensions are 30 feet in length and 6 feet in height with a working surface area of 30' in length by 5'10" in height; 175 square feet in total.   

Officals set the total project budget to $2,000 and is all-inclusive. Applicants must be 18 years or older.  

Selected artists will be notified by Aug. 1.  Applications must be submitted using the Call for Entry online application system managed by the Western States Arts Federation. Artists will be required to create a username and password and set up a personal account, free of charge at

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