I have over 100 mural items to post, so I’m starting a regular feature to highlight them and this will allow me to mention other aspects of art in the process. Baltimore, Maryland has a Mural Painting Program that I did not know about. Evidently, this has been ongoing for 30 years! In 2008, through the program, CityPaint, there was a push to get 20 murals painted. Interesting to note that the average commission for an exterior mural of this size is $10,000. I think that’s a good deal, considering the time and materials and expansive area to cover. Click the CityPaint link for artist opportunities.
One of many Baltimore Murals, Photo by Katie Falkenberg, Washington Times
A lot more murals, including this one that I like, Pigtown, can be seen on Scott Wycoff’s blog.
Pigtown Mural. Photo via Scott Wykoff_WBAL blog
I don’t want to limit murals to exterior building or cities for that matter. Here’s a post on InsideToronto.com featuring, Art on the Move — murals painted on moving vehicles, like vans and a 32 foot sailboat. The effort is to create “moving canvases” to inspire others to paint.
Art on the Move boat. Photo by Nick Perry via InsideToronto.com
Art on the Move, a Mural Arts Program in Toronto
One more opportunity that’s fleeting fast for muralists. Verizon is gathering applications for How Sweet the Sound, public art murals based on the African American life regarding music, community and church. Deadline is June 27.
Verizon's How Sweet the Sound, Mural Contest