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Better Together Mural Project 2.0

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Entry Deadline: 7/31/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 9/15/23 - 10/1/23

The City of Glenwood Springs Better Together Mural Project 2.0 is the second annual mural project of its kind, bringing publicly accessed original artwork to the City’s downtown core. Presented in a festival style format, selected artists and artist groups will paint original designs on pre-identified electrical boxes and façade/s of City owned buildings in the downtown core over the course of a two-week period. In turn, community members will have the opportunity to interact with the artists and watch murals come to life. The public will also be invited to create an inspirational community mural in the downtown core.

Artists across Colorado are invited to submit a design that captures the spirit and culture of Glenwood Springs and amplifies the idea of Better Together. Artists are encouraged to submit a design that contributes to achieving the goals outlined in the City of Glenwood Spring’s Public Art Plan:

  • Connect people to the identity of our community.
  • Celebrate and enhance our community’s natural environment and beauty.
  • Connect to a culture of wellness.
  • Build upon our rich heritage.
  • Extol our cultural diversity.
  • Engage a sense a playfulness and whimsy.
  • Create place based economic development.

These submissions will be juriedby the Arts and Culture Board. Artists will be matched with the surface to be painted (electrical box, the community mural or a façade) by the Arts and Culture Board. Participating artists will receive a modest stipend for their time and to purchase their own materials.

Artists must submit an image of their design using CAFÉ (Call for Entry). Artists can create an account for FREE on CAFÉ on their website at:

Deadline to Submit: July 31, 2023, 11:59 PM 

Submission Fee: None

Mural Festival Dates: Friday, September 15, 2023 to Sunday, October 1, 2023. Selected artists are required to participate in Glenwood Springs during this time. Housing is not provided.

Community Mural: Friday, September 22 from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24, 2023 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Stipends: Eight Electrical Box Muralists: $500.00 each; One Wall Muralist for 8 x 11 panel: $1,750.00; One Community Mural Designer/Educator: $600.00  

Application Requirements

Artists must submit one image of their proposed design for the 4 - sided electrical, or community mural on panel, or large-scale mural and complete an artist statement describing how their design connects with the theme of Better Together. 

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, artists must be full time residents of Colorado and available to paint in Glenwood Springs September 15 - October 1, 2023.  Artists must have previous experience painting medium to large-scale murals. Submitting artists must be over the age of 13. Artists ages 13 - 17 do not need to have previous experience painting medium to large-scale murals but are required to be accompanied by an adult while they are painting their mural project in Glenwood Springs.