Muralist wanted for south art project
South St. Joseph Development Corporation and the Allied Arts Council invite artists to submit proposals for a mural on the east exterior wall of 401 Illinois Avenue. The proposed work of art must underscore one or more of the following themes: stockyards, working men/women, industry or immigration.
Artists interested in applying can download the artist call at www.stjoearts.org. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 15, 2019, and the artist must be able to complete their project by Sept. 1, 2019. The selected muralist will be awarded $15,000 upon completion of the work.
The South St. Joseph Development Corporation is committed to promoting the revitalization of South St. Joseph, specifically the Southside Junction. The mission of the organization is to bring more arts, entertainment, shopping and business opportunities to the area to increase its attractiveness as a convenient community in which to live, work and conduct business.
Jake Kelly, board president of the South St. Joseph Development Corporation said the board of directors sees public art as a powerful tool to help the Junction reach its potential.
“The goal of the mural is to bring life and vitality to the Junction, attract businesses to the area, enhance the property values, foster local development and engage the community,” Kelly said. “The South St. Joseph Development Corporation is pleased to partner with the Allied Arts Council and South St. Joseph Progressive Association to bring this art experience to another area of St. Joseph.
Teresa Fankhauser, executive director of the Allied Arts Council, said she is pleased to be working with the South St. Joseph Development Corporation.”
“Last fall we worked with them to create the first traffic box art project in the area and it was a very positive experience,” Fankhauser said. “When asked to help them find an artist for a mural project we were thrilled. Helping South St. Joseph helps the Allied Arts Council fulfill its mission of bringing arts and people together.”
For more information visit the Allied Arts Council’s website, www.stjoearts.org; or contact Teresa Fankhauser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-233-0231.