DeSoto Inaugural Landmark Mural

  • Commissioning Entity: City of DeSoto Arts Commission
  • Budget: $30000
  • Open Date: 12/29/2021
  • Commissioning Location: United States
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 01/10/2022

Brief Description

For this inaugural public art project, the City is seeking to create a landmark destination with a highly visible mural. The overall nature of the work should convey a celebration of culture and cultural dignity. The artwork concept should present a general uplifting of humanity while representing ideals of community and traditional values. The mural is imagined as a picture-perfect moment (i.e. a postcard from DeSoto). Interested artists should have the ability to create work in a realistic style and could also incorporate aspects of surrealism and abstraction.

This competition is limited to professional artists and teams (ages 18 and older) who currently live in North Texas as defined by the North Central Texas Council of Governments and are legally qualified to work in the US. Artists must have successfully completed at least one significant permanent public art mural commission within the past ten years. Submissions not meeting eligibility requirements will not be considered.