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Vote on submissions for the Wayne underpass mural project!

UPDATE: Vote for your fav artist at the updayton Wayne Ave. mural project display this Fri 5-9 PM during Urban Nights!

Eight of 10 winners will be announced at an event in Garden Station on Wayne Ave. A People’s Choice vote at Urban Nights will determine the remaining two winners.

Stop by in between your stops at the galleries, street performances, downtown living options, and events throughout downtown and cast your vote!
This project is sponsored by UpDayton’s Wayne Avenue Corridor Committee. Please forward to any artists you know who may be interested!

We are a group of community volunteers focused on downtown beautification, specifically along Wayne Avenue between Third and Fifth Streets. We are looking for local artists to help paint a series of 10 murals under the train overpass at the Fourth Street and Wayne Avenue intersection. This project aims to use art to enliven the overpass and create a more attractive walkway between the Cannery and Oregon Arts District. Due to the close proximity of Garden Station, new sidewalk planters and a plan for a new urban garden near the overpass, we have adopted a ‘garden’ theme for the murals. The theme may include, but is not limited to, flowers, wildflowers (native to the area preferred), fountains, gazebos, etc. Abstract and non-conventional interpretations of ‘gardens’ are also welcomed. The 10 spaces available for painting are approximately 8’x 8’ squares with semi-circular tops . A committee comprised of artists, area business owners and city representatives will select eight of the 10 winning designs. Designs will be judged based on originality, appropriateness for the space and design quality. The final 2 mural designs will be voted on by the public on Sept. 11th during Urban Nights as ‘People’s Choice’ Awards. Each artist whose mural design is selected will receive $125 upon completion of each mural. Eight gallons of exterior paint will be available to all of the artists to use. The colors will include red, orange, yellow, light and dark green, sky blue, lilac and purple. Also, a $50 supply stipend per mural will be given to each artist to individualize his/her palette.

Multiple submissions are encouraged Submissions are due by Friday, Sept. 4th, at 6 p.m. Eight of 10 winners will be announced at Urban Nights on Sept. 11, at an event in Garden Station. A People’s Choice vote at Urban Nights will determine the remaining two winners. Submissions can be emailed to hissinglawns@yahoo.com or mailed to Adam Coatney 6240 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH 45459 Winning artists will have until Friday, Nov. 6th to finish their work. The murals will be ‘unveiled’ that evening at First Friday festivities.

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