Artists Will Paint the Town in Celebration–or at Least the Street!
Read how you can grab your brush and be part of welcoming the new community centerpiece:
Summary: The City of Aurora, CO is looking to commission a Colorado artist, or team of artists, to create a street mural celebrating the arrival of a new development in the Westerly Creek Village neighborhood of NW Aurora.
The Marketplace will be home to approximately 50 local businesses, and the owners envision it to be a draw similar to Boston’s Faneuil Hall and San Francisco’s Pier 39.
Stanley Marketplace will open Labor Day Weekend in a facility that once housed the historic Stanley Aviation business where ejection seats were designed and manufactured, and is planned as an adaptive reuse marketplace, with the intention of becoming the community’s new centerpiece.
Located at the intersection of the Stapleton and Aurora neighborhoods, Stanley Marketplace is a community of like-minded businesses and people who believe in doing things differently: sustainably, creatively, and with more than the bottom line in mind.
Deadline: June 19, 2016
How to apply: via CaFÉ
Eligibility Requirements: Artists must be residents of Colorado
Special Notes: This mural should address the theme of aviation and could include historical, contemporary, or futuristic perspectives. It should be colorful and lively and will culminate before the main entrance to the Stanley Marketplace.
The City will waive permitting fees, and provide all traffic control materials and means during the installation of the mural. A traffic control plan will, however, be required for review and approval prior to the installation of the mural. The City can provide the selected artist with the name(s) of on-call consultants who can provide that service.
The willingness to engage community members in this process is a key component of this project.
Be prepared to describe your preliminary concept–sketch is optional.
Click here to read more or to apply to call for muralists
Read more about the Stanley Marketplace in this Denver Post article by Megan Mitchell