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Arts, Parks, & Recreation Department

Posted on: August 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Stimson Avenue Mural Call for Art

The City of Athens and the Athens Municipal Arts Commission (AMAC) is seeking proposals for a permanent work of art to be installed on the retaining wall on Stimson Avenue, replacing the current mural.

The City of Athens has allocated approximately $3000 (includes stipend and materials).

All submissions must be hand-delivered or received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the AMAC Offices located at ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street, Athens, OH 45701.

For more information, please call or email ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 or

Brief Project Description and Considerations:

  • The project will replace the current mural on the retaining wall on Stimson Avenue near East State Street.
  • The wall is 63’5” wide and 7’2” tall or 4’5” tall.
  • All work must be safe, tamper-resistant, and easily maintained, regardless of ease of public reach.
  • Artists should approach the project as a permanent installation when considering materials.
  • All work must be of an appropriate size and design so that it will not create a hazard for impaired pedestrians or use of maintenance equipment.

The City of Athens is committed to the non-discriminatory treatment of all persons regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expressions, national origin or ancestry, marital or familial status, religious belief, age or disability.

See full Request for Proposals at

Entry deadline: 4:00 PM, Friday, September 15, 2017

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