New mural expected to provide a warm welcome to Burlington visitors

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Published January 17, 2024 at 5:03 pm

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Local artists can get paid to come up with a design for new murals at various locations in Burlington, including one that gives a warm welcome.

The annual Local Artist Program encourages artists to submit their designs for three locations in the city that, if chosen, will come with a cash incentive award.

This is a design-only commission as the City of Burlington will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of the work.

Designers can create a new artwork concept for these projects or reformat an existing artwork. Successful artists will need to submit a high-resolution digital file of their artwork concept. Applicants must be a resident of Burlington.

The deadline for submissions is Feb. 16.

Locations include:

  • Waterfront Parking Garage, exterior wall at 414 Locust St. This work will replace the large exterior banner facing Lakeshore Road. The artwork will act as a “Welcome to Burlington” sign and will be reproduced on a large-format vinyl banner. The winning design will bring the artist $6,500.
  • Waterfront Parking Garage, interior wall at 414 Locust St. A new mural is being commissioned for the interior of the parking garage on the ground floor. The artwork will be reproduced and printed on a vinyl wrap. This design also comes with a $6,500 award.
  • Lampman Park, 1691 Lampman Ave. where the mural will be printed on a vinyl wrap that will cover a small water system safety cover box. The artwork must cover all four sides plus the top of the box.  This project comes with a $1,000 award.

The artwork is expected to be installed in May of this year.

Applications are due by Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m. For more information and to apply online, visit www.burlington.ca/publicart and https://burlingtonpublicart.com/calls-for-artists/

 

 

 

 

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