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Front Page - Friday, July 24, 2020

EPB issues open call for artists for 10th Street mural

EPB is inviting local artists to submit bids for a community mural project along 10th Street. The murals will highlight the history, heritage and significance of downtown Chattanooga’s Martin Luther King Boulevard area. The open call ends Friday, July 31, at 4 p.m.

Murals will be painted on nine panels along the EPB substation fence on 10th Street. Each panel measures 17 feet by 12 feet. Artists must live or work in the EPB service territory.

Artists should submit no fewer than five images and write a vision statement that aligns with the theme.

The project committee will choose nine murals in total. Members of the committee represent EPB and other project partners, including ArtsBuild, Association of Visual Arts, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Public Art Chattanooga, Chattanooga Community Kitchen, RISE Chattanooga, River City Company, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“In alignment with the historical significance of the MLK district, we are seeking to facilitate the voices of artists of color,” says Vickye Bone, vice president of programs with the Urban League. “We are committed to supporting work that reflects the diversity of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds.”

Information: EPB’s Ketha Richardson at richardsonkk@epb.net.

Source: EPB