Newton, NC — The City of Newton, with support from the Newton Public Art Commission, is seeking proposals from artists for the commission of an outdoor public mural in Newton, NC.

The mural location will be on the A Street facade of the Callahan’s Café building, located at 11 North College Ave., Newton. The commission is seeking a mural that welcomes visitors to Downtown Newton.

The Commission is especially interested in receiving proposals that compliment Newton’s visual landmarks, and create excitement and beauty for the community. The artwork is envisioned as a piece that welcomes visitors to Newton and encourages renewed civic pride among residents. Artwork should be representative of this diverse community. The high-traffic location provides an expansive venue for public art visible to car traffic and pedestrians.

The Commission is interested in receiving proposals from artists with a range of experiences and skillsets. Local artists, artists with a North Carolina connection, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Proposals from visual artists with limited or no experience in public art are also welcome. Artists will be selected based on quality and strength of past work as demonstrated in submitted materials; demonstrated knowledge in creating public artwork; and demonstrated ability to create a unique and engaging artwork appropriate in concept, materials, and scale for this project.

Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 1, 2021.

Artists can find detailed information at www.newtonart.org/murals or by contacting Alex Frick at africk@newtonnc.gov or 828-695-4266.