We are issuing a call for
mural artists to design and produce a mural on its museum building and an adjacent wall located at 1117 N. Grand Avenue Phoenix Arizona. The museum is located on high traffic street with events including First Fridays that attract heavy foot traffic.
From 1887 to 1948, Phoenix’s trolley system was the way that most people got around downtown. Numerous streetcars ran on the line, which covered Phoenix and eventually extended into Glendale. The trolley system operated successfully through World War Two, transporting thousands of people to their work and leisure destinations. The system floundered in the postwar period and came to an end in 1947 when a fire destroyed most of the streetcars. The Phoenix Trolley Museum was founded in 1975. The Museum was established as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization in 1978. The PTM is dedicated to the preservation of historic Phoenix trolley cars and associated memorabilia, as well as educating the public about the transportation history of Phoenix.
The Phoenix Trolley Museum was founded in 1975. The Museum was established as a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization in 1978 as the Arizona Street Railway Museum, doing business as the Phoenix Trolley Museum (PTM). The PTM is dedicated to the preservation of historic Phoenix trolley cars and associated memorabilia, as well as educating the public about the transportation history of Phoenix.
Goal of the Project
The goal of the project will be to provide public art that is of interest to visitors that conveys the history of the trolley system and attracts public attention and creates a desire to visit the museum.
The project will consist of designing and producing a mural on the front of the building housing the museum and adjacent walls. The design must reflect the history of the trolley and include an image of the remaining streetcar. The overall mural lengths and height will be determined by location of the mural and by the artist's concept. The museum and adjacent walls consist mostly of concrete block and stucco construction.
Open to all artists however preference will be given to those with demonstrated experience in designing and producing murals.
Submit the following information to .
A. Artist(s) resume or CV.
B. Letter of intent that includes contact information and interest and ability to complete the project.
C. Artist portfolio including digital images of completed commissions/artworks in JPEG format.
D. Artist’s concept of the design of the project. Concept designs must show the concept for the mural, respond to the scope, identify materials, include sample artwork and include artist’s fees.
The budget for the project is negotiable. All funding is being provided by private donations and grants from those who are passionate about preserving the history of the trolley system.
Submissions will be judged on artistic quality and merit. Consideration will be given to the strength of the artist’s concept, vision, innovation, execution and craftsmanship. Consideration will also be given to the depiction of the history of the trolley system. The PTM may also take into consideration the theme and context of the mural in terms of scale, form, and content. The mural should engage the public and enhance the visual environment and promote awareness of the museum. Selected artists will be invited to a site visit..
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