Charleston's Call for Mural Artists

Updated 5 years ago From Press Release
Charleston's Call for Mural Artists
The City of Charleston and FestivALL are looking for artists who want to paint one of twelve new Interstate Peer to Pier murals on Virginia Street in Charleston. Please download the Request for Proposals here. Proposals will be accepted until April 19, 2013. A review committee will consider proposals and notify selected artists by May 1, 2013.
The installation of the project will begin June 1, 2013 and be completed by July 31, 2013".Additional funders include The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, Hampton Inn, and the West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission.

In the words of the RFP:

"The proposed public arts murals shall be applied to the interstate support piers on both sides of Virginia Street. The artwork on the 12 piers must be applied to the entire circumference of the piers starting 2 feet above the ground and ending 12 feet above the ground.

The main requirement of the installation is that each pier must celebrate West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial, our 150th birthday.

  • Charleston’s and West Virginia’s role in the Civil War
  • Western Virginia’s representation as outlined in the Virginia Constitution
  • Western Virginia delegates to the Richmond Convention
  • The election of President Abraham Lincoln and his call for volunteers to put down the rebellion
  • Personal stories of West Virginia’s Statehood Leaders and members of the first West Virginia legislature
  • West Virginia’s Union Militia
  • African American Soldiers from West Virginia
  • Locations/sites of significant civil war/sesquicentennial events
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