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We are seeking artists that are inspired and connected to our purposes and goals, and can help us bring life to each goal with inspiring and modern art throughout the district.

The Tower Companies has a vision to create a unique art experience throughout The Blairs District as a way to connect the local community and the residents of The District through outdoor spaces designed to stimulate sense, improve energy, and optimize potential engagement.


The Blairs District call for artists will help residents, business owners, and community leaders bond together in support of a unified, strong community in Silver Spring.

 
The Blairs Mural Festival is the opportunity for artists to participate in creating unique public-facing murals, sculptures and educational exhibitions that will express the core mission and vision of The Tower Companies and The Blairs District. 

 

Project Overview

BLAIRS MURAL FESTIVAL 

Materials and design must be durable to withstand potentially severe and hazardous weather, including sun, humidity, high winds, seasonal precipitation, and other harsh conditions without extensive maintenance.

For all exterior walls identified for murals, the property will prime the existing walls in advance in preparation for murals to be painted directly onto the wall surfaces.

BY THE NUMBERS

6

6 DIFFERENT BUILDING SITES

$50k

16 MURAL SITES
FOR THE TAKING

16

OVER $50,000
TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS

Phase One

Budget

Artist to submit a budget proposal with their submission that takes into account the specific location and size of the mural or artwork they are proposing.

 

This “all-in” budget includes all costs associated with the creation of the mural, including materials, labor, etc. The Tower Companies will not be responsible for budget over-runs.

Location

All murals will be created on-site at

The Blairs District.

INSTALL

Anticipated summer 2020

DESIGN 

Proposals for The Blairs District murals should reference the project’s themes of wellness, expression, community, impact and acceptance.  

 

All submissions will reviewed by the selection committee and evaluated for relevance to the overall vision and mission of the company and project. 

 THEMATIC 
CONSIDERATIONS 

COMMUNITY + ACTIVE FAMILY LIFE

CLIMATE LEADERSHIP

THE NATION'S CAPITAL + LOCAL HISTORY

HEALTH + WELLNESS

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

EDUCATION

GREEN BUILDING DESIGN + PLANET HEALTH

ART + VISUAL EXPRESSION

TIMELINE

CLOSED

SPRING 2021

MEET THE JUDGES

Jeffrey Abramson

The Tower Companies

Partner

Jennifer Farris

Bandura Design

Owner + BossLady

REEMBERTO RODRIGUEZ

Montgomery Count

Director, Silver Spring Region

Gary Abramson

The Tower Companies

Partner

Ingrid Leon

The Tower Companies

Brand Marketing Strategist,

Senior Property 

Ronald Abramson

The Tower Companies

Partner

JOHN PARADISO

Portico Gallery & Studios

Gallery Director

EVALUATION CRITERIA

35%

30%

15%

15%

5%

Design meets visual and thematic requirements

Artist demonstrates successful track record completing similar projects

Artist submits complete, detailed budget and project timeline

Design can withstand continuous exposure to the elements

Artist lives or works in Silver Spring, MD

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