GLCC grant recipient Paint the Town Green is looking for proposals for a mural project that will be installed on the outside wall of Green Fields Market in downtown Greenfield. From the RFP:
Since this is on the wall of the Coop, a theme of “Our Community Involvement in Sustainable Food Systems” is being suggested.
Participation is open to anyone who lives or works in Franklin County and is 19 or older. First draft proposals should be submitted in jpeg format by email by April 22nd. The committee may select up to three designs and ask the artists to present a final draft of their design for final selection. That selection will be done by the committee with final approval by a representative of the coop. by May 1st. Installation will begin as soon as weather permits, usually around Memorial Day. We expect the mural to be completed within a month.
There will be a $750 award for the winning design, which will be presented upon completion of the mural. We would like the installation of the design to be a collaborative effort, with the artist being in charge of layout, final touches, and completion of the project, while supervising others who want to participate in the painting.
The full RFP can be downloaded here: Word. PDF.
This is a great opportunity to make a beautiful impact on downtown Greenfield!
I caution against murals- they always get in bad condition eventually and look like hell forever do something else. Leave that nice clean brick wall alone! peter
Thanks for the input, Peter! The mural won’t be painted directly on the wall but on panels that will be attached to the wall, much like the mural on Federal Street. This will provide for easier maintenance.