Artist application deadline is Thursday by 4 p.m.
Artists, grab your paintbrushes. Public Art Chattanooga is looking for people like you to help with the MLK District Mural Project. Together with a team led by famous artist Meg Saligman and her Philadelphia art studio, Meg Saligman Studios, you can continue transforming the neighborhood into a masterpiece.
Saligman was named “one of the ten most influential American muralists in the past decade” by the Public Art Review. She has created many other murals, such as her piece “Once in a Millennium Moon” in Shreveport, Louisiana, a mural measured at 30,000 square feet. Saligman uses inspirations from the environment, and her projects are almost always collaborative.
This project will take place at 300 E. MLK Blvd., in the Innovation District. A grant from the Benwood & Lyndhurst Foundations funds the project, aimed to create an anchor of pride and revitalization in Chattanooga. All artists in a 50-mile radius about Chattanooga can apply for project positions, but must turn in their applications by Thursday, April 2 at 4 p.m. To apply, visit chattanooga.gov/public-art/about/calls-to-artists or send an email to Peggy Townsend, Director of Public Art Chattanooga at firstname.lastname@example.org