Artists, Property Owners Sought for Route 1 Mural Program
Hyattsville Community Development Corporation announces Street Art Initiative for Gateway Arts District.
The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation is looking for muralists to help transform up to 20 Route 1 building exteriors into artistic canvasses to showcase the Gateway Arts District.
"For years, residents and local business owners along this stretch of the Route One Corridor have endured blighted buildings, unattractive exteriors that really constitute unrealized hotspots for creativity.," reads a press release from the Hyattsville CDC announcing the mural program.
The new program, dubbed the Street Art Initiative, is designed to create a visual gateway for the Prince George's County Gateway Arts and Entertainment District which runs along Route 1 between Mount Rainier and Hyattsville.
This winter, the Hyattsville CDC will be recruiting up to 20 property in the Gateway Arts District to work with selected artists for the project "to create a work fitting their interests, as well as the artist’s perspective and technique to craft a mural which will visually resonate with our community’s many voices," according to the press release.
The Hyattsville CDC will pay selected artists a commission of at least $500 for their work.
Area artists are encouraged to apply for the program by submitting a portfolio and other information. Specific details about the application process can be found here.
Application information for interested property owners will be released in the near future, according to Stuart Eisenberg, director of the Hyattsville CDC. In the meantime, property owners can call the Hyattsville CDC for more information at 301-683-8267.