Help the City of Virginia Beach create a new 'Gateway to the Bay' with underpass murals

Posted at 9:26 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 21:26:53-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Are you good with a paintbrush? This may be the opportunity for you!

The City of Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department is seeking an artist to create a stunning new "Gateway to the Bay."

In collaboration with the Bayfront Advisory Commission and partnering city departments, the city has identified a new gateway mural opportunity to welcome visitors to our Chesapeake Bay communities and beaches. The Cultural Affairs Department is looking to engage an artist or artist-led team to create large-scale murals on the 12 columns and headers on both sides of the Shore Drive underpass at Route 13.

The deadline to submit is May 1 at 5 p.m.

Artists can apply for Public Art opportunities, which will always be posted on the Virginia Beach Public Art Program's website. Eligibility requirements may vary for each project, but there are a few requirements for all applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have residence in the U.S.
  • Must have successfully managed and completed at least one similar commissioned project with a budget equal to or greater than the proposed budget
  • Must provide samples of previous work to illustrate style, qualifications and experience

Click here for more information.