Pachuco in Segundo Barrio Mural | Photo courtesy: Texas Mountain Trails

Artist Needed for Temporary Mural in Downtown El Paso

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is issuing a call for an artist or artist team to design and implement a temporary mural in the Downtown Arts District.

The project is open to artists living within a 150 mile radius of downtown El Paso. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2016. More information on the project and an application may be found on the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department website.

Project Description:

  • The temporary mural is intended to serve as a lively and inviting visual landmark for the Downtown Arts District with a theme that must promote the Downtown Arts District and focus on the arts and El Paso’s cultural heritage
  • The temporary mural will be located outdoors on W. Missouri Avenue, along the north facing façade of the El Paso Museum of History – visible to pedestrians
  • Mural Wall dimensions are 30 feet in length and 6 feet in height with a working surface area of 30’ in length by 5’10” in height; 175 square feet in total (selected artist is responsible for on-site measurements).

The vision of the El Paso Downtown Arts District is to stimulate the artistic and cultural life of the region by providing a lively space for arts and cultural events. The El Paso Downtown Arts District is comprised of 16 museums, presenting venues, green-spaces, festival footprints, cultural organizations, historic facilities and tourist amenities within a 19-block footprint.

Additionally, the Downtown Arts District oversees a competitive funding program called KickstART Downtown for recurring festivals and events downtown.