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Johnson City, TN

Commerce Street Mural Project

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  • Budget: The selected artist will be paid $22,500 for the commissioned work.
  • Eligibility: This opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18. Applicants must reside within the United States.

The Johnson City Public Art Committee and Blue Plum Gives Back will commission a professional artist to paint a large scale mural that celebrates the city’s musical and artistic heritage by showcasing bluegrass musicians, bluegrass instruments, and quilts of particular patterns. The design should include elements reminiscent of the 1930s era as this is the period in which bluegrass music began to blossom. The mural site at 116 and 118 Main Street in downtown Johnson City faces Commerce Street and is located on the two walls that overlook a downtown parking area adjacent to the Founders Park Pavilion. Each year in June, a music and arts festival known as the Blue Plum Festival is held in the parking lot and surrounding areas, making this the ideal location for a bluegrass/Appalachian craft themed mural. The site lies between two downtown parks and two of the main downtown streets, and it is highly visible to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

More Information: jcpublicart.com