Call for Mural Proposals

The Des Plaines Arts Council announces an open call for proposals for an outdoor mural to be installed on the Des Plaines History Center building, located at 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016

The images should address themes relating to Des Plaines history. The Des Plaines Arts Council has budgeted $5,000 for this commission, to cover the costs of materials, installation, and artists fees.

The call for proposals will be open until January 11, 2019. The review of proposals and selection process is scheduled to be completed by February 15, 2019. Installation should be planned for completion by May 31, 2019.

Proposals should include detailed information about the artist(s), including sample images of the work to be installed, examples of previous work by the artist(s) that represent similar previously completed projects, complete details and information on all materials to be used, including all supplies and equipment, and any assistants who will be involved in the installation. Additional information may be requested as part of the evaluation process.

Download mural wall schematic.

For more information, visit the Des Plaines Arts Council website at dpartscouncil.org or email wsoderberg2@gmail.com.

Call for Proposals - Des Plaines History Center Mural

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