Friday, December 9, 2022

The call for mural artists in downtown Hampton is still going on

(HNNDaily photo/ courtesy of Hampton Visitor Bureau)
(HNNDaily photo/ courtesy of Hampton Visitor Bureau)

HAMPTON — There is a new mural program in the city aimed at improving the aesthetic value of the downtown area.

The call is headed by the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership and for the first year of the program they are seeking artists to design and install new murals on two select private properties in downtown.

It was announced in a DHDP merchant meeting that there were two artists that had submitted proposals and the two buildings were working on deciding what the art would look like.

The two buildings are the Historic Post Office and the side of Benton-Knight, a men’s clothing store.

Artists are encouraged to submit their application along with their resume showing mural experience and samples of previous works to enter into the selection process.

Selected artists may receive up to $10,000.00 as a stipend to complete each mural; amount awarded will be based on size, medium and proposed artwork, according to DHDP.

That amount will include labor, materials, and design fees.

To learn about the call for mural artists, click here.

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