Artists Invited to Submit Designs for Town Shop Mural


Artists Invited to Submit Designs for Town Shop Mural

Deadline for submissions is October 21, 2022.

Post Date:09/16/2022 1:23 PM`
Town Shop WallLeesburg, VA (September 16, 2022) – The Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) and Friends of Leesburg Public Art (FOLPA) are seeking design submissions for an art mural on the exterior wall of the Town shop, located at 1393 Russell Branch Parkway, in Leesburg.

The mural will cover an exterior wall measuring 28.5’ in width between 2’ pillars at each end. The height is approximately 18’ at the center point sloping down from right to left. The theme for the mural should be relevant to the types of services provided by the Town Public Works Department.

The call is open to all artists and artist teams in the Washington, D.C. metro region. All submissions will be reviewed by a 4-person panel chosen from COPA’s Art Advisory Panel who will consider the originality of the design and the relevance of the theme. The panel will submit their final recommendations to COPA prior to the selections being presented to the Leesburg Town Council for final approval, in December. Once the Town has approved the designs, artists will be notified.

The winning artist or artist team will receive an award of $6,000 for design and installation of the mural and $4,000 to cover supplies and (if necessary) rental of scaffolding/lift. The deadline to complete the mural would be June 25, 2023.