Do you ever walk past a public space that’s a little plain and dull and you just think to yourself, “This could use some colour” ?
Well, if you live in Richmond, you just might get your wish, because from now until July 31st, the City of Richmond is accepting nominations for potential mural sites.
There are two qualifications that the wall has to meet. The first: the wall must be “visually-accessible to the general public”, meaning it should be somewhere that allows people to see it even without trying. The second: the site cannot be a private residence.
If you have a place in mind, however, you will need to get the property owner to sign the application and answer a brief questionnaire about the property.
Where this gets even cooler, though, is with the artists, because not only can you nominate a mural site, you can be the artist that paints it. You do not need to be a Richmond resident, and as long as you have the particular set of skills, the entire project is fully-funded! (Artists, apply here.)
This project is part of the City of Richmond’s new Community Mural Program, which seeks to “ animate highly visible public spaces and bring together artists, students, community groups and/or local businesses to transform the places where we live, work, learn and play.”
More information about applications, the process, and the program can be found here.
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