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Spokane Arts Fund seeks artists for 2 large projects
Spokane Arts Fund seeks artists for 2 large projects

The Spokane Arts Fund is looking for artists interested in making Spokane a more beautiful place. Currently there are two calls for artists, and both projects will change the landscape of Spokane art in very different ways.

“It’s been a while since we refreshed the murals,” said Spokane Arts Fund Executive Director Shannon Halberstadt. “It’s a really exciting project.”

The Arts Fund has a call for artists or teams to submit proposals for large scale murals that decorate the walls under the railroad underpasses at Wall, Howard, Maple and Browne. Proposals are due by April 8th, and the murals will be completed this summer.

Halberstadt said a selection committee will choose the final projects and the murals could come to life several different ways depending on the proposals submitted. Each mural could end being done by different artists, the murals could be part of series by one artist, or it could end up being a combination. The Spokane Arts Fund will also be updating some the People’s Galleries that are painted around downtown this summer. All the new murals aim to foster a sense of community ownership and interactivity.


The Spokane Arts Fund is also calling for qualifications, or resumes, from artists to work on a large scale piece that will be added to the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in the fall of 2015. The $45,000 project will be installed in the main entry of the arena to commemorate its 20th anniversary.

“It’s really a large scale piece,” said Halberstadt. The project is so large that the Arts Fund is holding a public information workshop about the project on Tuesday, March 18th, at 1:30 pm at the Spokane Arena.

“I want to see new ideas,” said Halberstadt.

For more information on the projects and how to answer the call for artists click HERE.

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