City of Jackson Invites Local Artists To Submit Ideas for Downtown Mural
The public art initiative committee is seeking proposals for a mural on West Main Street in downtown Jackson. The space is being donating by Baker Bros. BBQ and will be the fourth installation in the mayor’s series.
The mayor's public art initiative launched in fall of 2019 with the installation of the Love Your Neighborhood mural by Courtney Searcy at the junction of North Highland Avenue and College Street. The second installation was the Unity mural by Ava Ingle at the corner of Liberty and Main Street. The third installation was the Southwest TN mural by Jonathan and Sarah Cagle on East College Street.
“These murals are helping revitalize our downtown area and are bringing more visitors and customers to the businesses that are based here,” said Mayor Scott Conger.
The public art initiative seeks to exponentially grow the number of public art installations, to include murals, sculptures and other mediums across Jackson over the next four years. The public art initiative also seeks to engage more artists, both established and emerging, in the work of creative place-making.
Artists must submit proposals by February 28. The final design will be selected by the Public Art Commission on March 18, and submitted to Baker Bros. BBQ for approval. Installation is expected to begin in the spring.
Requirements and an application can be found at jacksontn.gov under the mayor’s office, projects and initiatives section by clicking public art initiative.