Call for Artists to Create a Public Space Mural
The Barracks Row Main Street in Washington, DC seeks an artist or artist team to design, create and install an urban mural for the SE Freeway overpass that divides the south end of 8th Street SE, now known as Barracks Row. The goal of this project is to create a unique landmark that expresses the character of the surrounding neighborhood. The large mural will help draw residents and non-residents for repeated viewings to the area and reinforce a sense of place within this community.
The theme for the art should be reflective of the history of Barracks Row as it connects with the Anacostia River, the Navy Yard, and/or the District’s first commercial corridor along 8th Street. Graphic representations must include a transportation theme but may also incorporate nature scenes, waterfront scenes, commerce scenes, architectural scenes, and/or statuary. Barracks Row is interested in a pictorial representation that will bridge the north-south ends of the street with interesting subject matter in the trompe l’oeil style.
For information on Barracks Row Main Street programs, please visit www.barracksrow.org