DOWNTOWN PLANO ARTS DISTRICT SEARCHING FOR MURAL ARTISTS
The Plano Art Association and Historic Downtown Plano Association are looking for artists to paint three large murals in the Arts District. Call: DMP Call for Artists Press Release FINAL
PLANO, TX – Jan. 26, 2017 – The Downtown Mural Project began earlier this month with an open call for artists to leave a legacy in Downtown Plano by applying to paint three large murals in the Arts District. Interested artists can apply at callforentry.org under Plano Mural Project. The application is open from now until February 10.
The project has a budget of $68,000, which will cover compensation for the artists’ design and engineering services, materials, fabrication, installation, and any other costs related to the Downtown Mural Project. “This project is an incredible opportunity to use visual art to celebrate Plano’s rich history,” said Alex Hargis, the Executive Director for the Historic Downtown Plano Association. “We are so excited to collaborate with the artists to create something that will honor Plano’s heritage.”
All three murals will be inspired by historic photos of Plano that are currently being submitted by citizens, so that the Downtown Mural Project will engage the community and keep the murals current and personal to Plano residents. The project will culminate with a public unveiling ceremony and press event in downtown with city officials, residents, private sector leaders and regional art advocates in attendance.
To assist in the artist open call and overall project management of the mural installations, Plano Art Association has enlisted the help of Joshua King, Dallas-based artist and co-founder of Aurora. An advisory council has also been formed to ensure the historical accuracy and relevance of the murals. For more information on the Downtown Mural Project, visit www.planomural.com
About Plano Art Association The Plano Art Association was formed in 1969 as a non-profit organization, and continues to be a vital part of the community. Our purpose is to encourage the visual art development of members, advance visual art values in community projects, further art education, to encourage creative activities related to art, and to enhance visual art values in the Plano community and beyond.
About Historic Downtown Plano Association The Historic Downtown Plano Association is a non-profit organization formed in 2007 for the purpose of promoting tourism in the downtown neighborhood, preserving the district’s rich heritage and supporting the arts. The Association produces events and festivals to advance public awareness of the arts district and to encourage community development.
Media Contact for the Downtown Mural Project: Alex Hargis Executive Director, Historic Downtown Plano Association www.visitdowntownplano.com email@example.com | Phone: 972-948-5916