Canyon Main Street Calls for Muralists
CANYON, TEXAS – Canyon Main Street (CMS) is excited to put out a call for artists for a new mural in the city of Canyon. This mural will be the first installation in CMS’s new mural program that will help cover the costs of approved murals installed in Canyon.
The mural program is a new Canyon Main Street initiative, focusing on beautifying Canyon. In this program, CMS will share the costs of a mural installation with the business owner and help maintain the quality of the mural over time.
The first mural in the program will be on the northeast corner of the downtown square on the west wall of the Palo Duro Canyon Outfitters Building. CMS is asking for a Palo Duro Canyon themed mural but wants the artists to give their own twist on the concept.
“The CMS Design Committee has discussed murals many times in the past, but with the recent public interest, felt like this was the right time to start the program,” said Kirstie Proctor, Canyon Main Street Coordinator. “As an accredited Main Street City, we have access to resources that will help ensure the murals will be positive for our community and will not damage the historical buildings they might be on. By being involved in the murals that go up in Canyon, we can also assist in any maintenance that may need to be done in the future to keep them looking nice.”
Muralists wishing to participate must submit a detailed sketch of their idea for the mural and examples of past work by Friday, September 1. Artist selection will be decided by the CMS Design Committee and building property owner and will be announced by Friday, September 29. Proposals will be judged on:
- Overall mural concept
- Past experience with murals/public art
- Familiarity/knowledge of Canyon and subject material
- Projected timeline
- Artist fee
“We are excited to be part of Canyon’s Main Street project,” said Bill Gaydosh, owner of Palo Duro Canyon Outfitters. “Depicting Canyon’s rich history on our building is an honor and we can’t wait to see the winning mural.”
To learn more about the mural program and to find full details on the Call for Artists, visit www.CanyonMainStreet.org.