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Call To Artists: Mural Project On 7th Street Underpass
Updated April 11, 2017 6:45 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department, in collaboration with the City's Economic & Sustainable Development Department, is issuing a call for artist qualifications for a mural to be located at the 7th Street underpass.

Mural Details:

  • The goal of the mural is to provide an innovative and strong work of public art to the residents of Bloomington, IN.
  • The mural is to be painted on concrete - see images
  • The artist will be expected to engage neighborhood residents in the installation of the mural.
  • The mural space is approximately 2,300 sq.ft. Detailed measurements provided upon request.
  • There is no application fee.

Proposal deadline: 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5th, 2017. E-mail proposals to with subject line stating RFQ - 7th Street.


  • Artist will receive $2,500. This amount includes all artist fees, material and equipment purchases to complete the mural. Payment will be upon completion.

Completion Date: All work must be completed prior to June 30th, 2017.


  • The written proposal contact information:
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Illustrations of the proposed mural. Submissions must contain between 1 and 5 sketches or digital renderings of the proposed mural. These are not final renderings, as a public process will have to take place.

A description of the proposed work. Please include the following descriptions:

  • An artist statement describing mural experience and interest in the project.
  • A description of the concepts in the proposed mural.

Support materials/previous work:

  • Proposals should be accompanied by 5 to 10 images of previous work.
  • Resume - maximum 2 pages
  • Files should be submitted in a .pdf format and will be acknowledged upon receipt.


  • The artist will be selected by a panel consisting of staff from the Planning and Transportation Department, a member from the Green Acres Neighborhood Association, members of the Bloomington Arts Commission, and City staff.

Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on May 5th. Artists will be notified about the selection by Friday, May 12th. Send electronic submissions to with subject line stating RFQ - 7th Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Sean Starowitz at (812) 349-3534.

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