Mural Project Engages Silicon Valley Creatives
JANUARY 25, 2017 – SAN JOSE, CA – Silicon Valley’s second largest retail destination, Eastridge Center, announced today it is opening a call for local artists to submit design work for a mural art competition at the property.
The center will undergo a redevelopment to create a cultural shopping destination hub and catalyst for public art in a private space. This begins with a public mural project as a way of demonstrating commitment to urban renewal and growth in San Jose’s Evergreen neighborhood. “By establishing a visual public presence, we hope that the community will join us in investing in the city’s future,” says Eastridge marketing director Anthony Campo. Eastridge is requesting artist proposals for a painted mural to be installed along the exterior of the center on existing blank, brick or stucco walls. The project budget is not to exceed $8.60 per square foot for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget should include the artist(s) fee, supplies, travel-related expenses, and other associated costs including insurance.
Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a two-dimensional mural, to be completed in Spring 2017, should apply by the deadline of February 15. “One of the goals of this mural project is to engage our local artist community through active participation, meet-the-artist opportunities and demonstrations,” says Mr. Campo. Interested parties may find relevant information and application process detail including project timeline at eastridgecenter.com/mural-projects.