RFQ – Downtown Mural Project

Kent Arts Commission
Deadline: 3/31/2023, 11 PM

This call is open to both emerging and established professional, practicing Artists residing in Washington state and working in two-dimensional media. Previous public art experience is not required. Kent and South King County based artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Artists are invited to submit qualifications for consideration to create an original artwork design for the Kent Downtown Mural Project. Two artists will be chosen to create murals for two locations in Kent’s historic downtown.

The Kent Arts Commission, in partnership with the Kent Downtown Partnership, seeks to place murals on two walls: 1) Exterior of the east wall of the building located at 403 W. Meeker Street (approximately 14 feet x 20 feet), and 2) Exterior of the east wall of the building located at 314 West Meeker Street (approximately12 feet x 40 feet).

There is an opportunity to commission two Artists working in two-dimensional media, including but not limited to painting, photography, graphic design, printmaking, and drawing, to create original artwork designs to be reproduced as large-scale murals on the two exterior walls described above. The artwork should add color and vibrancy to the site and may include representational or abstract elements.

Artwork will be reproduced on a vinyl wrap and mounted on ¼” ACM panels attached to the buildings. (ACM is a lightweight composite material, consisting of two cover sheets and a fire-rated core.) Each mural will remain on view for approximately two years.

Artist will provide fabrication-ready designs; Kent Arts Commission will coordinate and cover the cost of fabrication and installation.

Budget is $5000 each for two artists.

More Information: artist.callforentry.org