Paint the town red: introducing the Charlottesville Mural Project

The Bridge/PAI and CommonPlace Arts announced on Friday a new initiative called the Charlottesville Mural Project. The project aims to cover some underloved local spaces in works of art, starting with the 3,160 sq. ft. facade of a plain metal building in the Ix complex.

Individuals and organizations are invited to submit original design proposals, according to the project’s website, and all entries are due by midnight on June 1. According to the site, "Artwork will be selected based on creativity and artistic merit as well as the feasibility of recreating it on a large scale. Since the wall is made of a corrugated metal, simple designs will be more successful than intricately detailed ones."

The project is inspired by the Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, a collaboration between artists and community members there that creates art intended to transform public spaces.

Painting begins in July.

What’s your favorite local mural?

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