Artists Call Is Going Out From El Paso Cultural Affairs Department For Outdoor Downtown Mural
If you are an artist and would like to have your work showcased in downtown El Paso, listen up. The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department wants an artist, or artist team, to design and install a temporary mural in the Downtown Arts District.
The deadline to apply is May 31, and the Department says they want the mural to be a 'lively and inviting visual landmark for the Downtown Arts District.' You have to stay on theme that promotes the Downtown Arts District with a focus on the arts and El Paso’s cultural heritage.
The mural has to withstand the elements because it will be outdoors on W. Missouri Avenue along the north facing façade of the El Paso Museum of History. Pedestrians will see the 30 feet long, 6 feet high art piece as they walk or drive by. It's a total of 175 square feet of working space.
This is an excellent way for an artist to get recognition and attention because there will be new stories done on the mural as it is going up and when it is completed.