City of Binghamton, New York

City Seeks Artist For 7 Hawley Street Parking Garage Mural

8/21/2020

(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David on Friday announced the City is seeking a professional artist, or artists, for a commissioned mural on exterior sections of the 7 Hawley Street parking garage.

“As the downtown parking garage marches toward construction completion, new concrete walls have formed a giant canvas where a mural or series of murals could be installed,” said Mayor David. “Large-scale art installations can transform urban environments and make for vibrant public spaces. These grey concrete walls need some color, which provides a great opportunity for local artists to get involved in one of the largest and most visible public art projects in recent memory.”

The City is seeking a professional artist or team with experience in large-scale public art installations, specifically building murals. The City will hire a qualified artist following input from the City’s Commission on Architecture and Urban Design (CAUD) and the local arts community.

Interested artists should email a one page statement of interest and examples of previous mural projects to mjbrockett@cityofbinghamton.com. The deadline to submit is Sept. 18, 2020. Any questions, contact the Mayor’s Office at (607) 772-7001.

Mural installation would take place in the spring of 2021. 

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