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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.
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 DIFFERENT BUILDING SITES
16 MURAL SITES
FOR THE TAKING
TO SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS
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.
All murals will be created on-site at
The Blairs District.
Anticipated summer 2020
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.