Murals and More is happy to announce that their request for proposals for a new mural in downtown Cedar Rapids is now open. With three different possible locations for our next mural, we are eager to continue the Cedar Rapids Mural Trail. Our first mural installation occurred in 2012, and we are excited to continue bringing art to the downtown area.
The three proposed locations, which include two skywalks, will allow the artist to showcase their creativity. We not only look for nontraditional use of mural applications, but we encourage it! Proposals with all mediums will be considered for this project.
“The mural design should reflect the people, culture, and spirit of Cedar Rapids, and will serve as a community celebration for years to come,” said Lily Allen-Duenas, M&M Artist Selection Chair. “We are seeking out traditional muralists, metal and glass artists, as well as sculptors to submit creative proposals for the skywalks.”
Our first mural was unveiled on May 19, 2012 on Third Street SE. The 3D piece by Bounnak Thammavong of Iowa City and Mike Sneller of Cedar Rapids, lives above the alley in the second block of 3rd Avenue. With the second mural, we are looking to continue the innovative and creative appearance, while expanding the art trail through Cedar Rapids.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, December 18, by 5:00 pm. Complete proposals, as well as any additional questions or concerns, can be directed to Lily Allen-Duenas at firstname.lastname@example.org.