Clearwater Issues Call for Mural Artists
The budget for each mural will range from $5,000 to $20,000 depending on the size and complexity of the artwork.
CLEARWATER – The city of Clearwater’s Community Redevelopment Agency, in partnership with the Clearwater Public Art and Design Board and the Downtown Development Board, is seeking artists to design and paint a series of murals on public and private properties throughout Downtown Clearwater.
Applications are due July 9. The selected artists will be notified by July 20. Murals must be completed by Jan. 31. The budget for each mural will range from $5,000 – $20,000 depending on the size and complexity of the artwork.
This is the first large scale mural project in Downtown Clearwater. It will help set the tone for future public art projects. The CRA seeks to establish a visual look and feel that distinguishes Downtown Clearwater from Clearwater Beach and surrounding communities.
City officials said they are seeking experienced mural artists with a strong point of view and the ability to create complex, engaging designs. Artists are welcome to use Clearwater’s history, signature events and physical environment as inspiration; however, the final designs must go beyond the simple visual representation of an object or event.
These sites have been confirmed to receive murals:
- Garden Street Parking Garage, 28 N Garden Ave.;
- the Flag Company (aka Vet’s Flags), 1360 Cleveland St.;
- Creative Contractors (trail side), 620 Drew St.;
- Commercial Building, 512 Cleveland St.; and
- Clearwater Tower Parking Garage (the portion facing Station Square Park), 33 N Garden Ave.
The exact size of the mural and location on the building will be determined in collaboration with the CRA staff, the artist and the property owner.
For information about the project, go to myclearwaterparks.com. or contact Anne Lopez, the CRA’s executive assistant, at the Clearwater CommunityRedevelopment Agency firstname.lastname@example.org or (727) 562-4039.
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