Ravenswood Community Council
West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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The West Hartford Art League, in partnership with LaSalle Road Partners II, LLC is seeking proposals for a large scale public art mural to be created on the side of a building located at 977 Farmington Ave, West Hartford Center.
The mural theme is the iconic postcard image of “Greetings from” and the town name. “Greetings from West Hartford” can reflect West Hartford iconic landmarks, community history, the overall cultural landscape and diversity of the community, etc. The goal is for this mural to serve as a community attraction for residents and visitors. The iconic postcard image can be a starting point but the overall image should reflect West Hartford.
The mural will be installed on the exterior, east-facing facade of a privately owned building at 977 Farmington Ave (Scroll to bottom of the page for an image of the building.) This site has high visibility and a significant amount of pedestrian traffic.
The mural dimensions are 90 ' wide x 26 ' high. This is total paintable mural area, it does not incorporate entire wall.
A selection committee from The West Hartford Art League will select three finalists. The final selection will be made by LaSalle Road Partners II, LLC, together with the West Hartford Art League.
We will take the following into consideration when selecting the final design:
Budget: $16,500. This amount is all inclusive and includes materials and all supplies.
This is open to all artists over 18 years of age with previous mural experience. Artists are responsible for the entire mural execution including the hiring and paying of assistants, or an associate, if the artist so chooses.
To be considered, applicants must upload the following: Small portfolio (2-3 images) of past mural works.
Artist statement: To include biography, website, and/or social media. Preliminary budget and materials list.
There is no submission fee. Artists may submit more than one proposed design. All components of the proposal must be submitted in digital format via the online submission portal linked here by midnight EST on Friday, August 26th, 2022. Please see commission portal link for full instructions.