Call for Artists – Bursting On The Scene 2022

Call for Artists for Bursting on the Scene: Design & Community Mural Paint Event-Hyattsville Metro Station

Hyattsville, Prince George’s County, Maryland
Submittal Deadline:  May 19, 2022 – 4PM
Stipend: $5,000


The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation(HCDC)in partnership with the WMATA Art in Transit Program seeks a muralist or muralist team to submit preliminary designs/sketches for the two wall sections of the pedestrian underpass at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Artists are encouraged to propose aspirational, dynamic imagery that evokes excitement and change. Abstract design approaches are highly encouraged. As a neighborhood at the brink of a resurgence of investment and growth, the West Hyattsville Transit District is poised to experience new commercial and residential development in the coming years. These investments will bring additional vitality and a mix of uses to complement the existing green spaces and tightly knit residential neighborhoods. Once selected by jury, the winning muralist(s) will further develop and refine their design with HCDC staff. The design process will culminate in a day-long community place-making event on Saturday, June18, 2022. The muralist(s) will direct youth and adult participants in a “resident paint project”. Bursting on the Scene merges a festive community event with a high-quality paint-by-numbers mural installation: bringing together residents to beautify and engage the Metro Station’s public space as their own

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