Clipper City Rail Trail Phase II Mural Project Request for Proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                               
Contacts:        Geordie Vining, Senior Project Manager, (978) 465-4400
                        Elena Bachrach, NAA Executive Director, (978) 465-8769
 
The City of Newburyport releases “call to artists” for a mural project
in association with the Newburyport Art Association
for the Clipper City Rail Trail Phase II
 
Newburyport – The City of Newburyport, in collaboration with the Newburyport Art Association (NAA), is inviting artists and design professionals to submit proposals for a public art mural project.  The mural initiative is funded by a Recreational Trails Grant from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the murals will be permanently installed on solid board fencing along Phase II of the Clipper City Rail Trail.  The project will enhance the trail corridor, contribute to the distinct character of the area, and help bring art to people’s everyday lives.
 
Proposals are due on May 1, 2017.  Finalists will be selected in May, selections made in June, and the murals created over the summer.  The artwork will be digitally printed on 4’x6’ aluminum composite panels, laminated for protection from ultraviolet radiation, framed with metal trim molding, and mounted on the wood fence panels along with plaques for the artist’s name and mural title in the fall.
 
For more information, Geordie Vining, Senior Project Manager in Newburyport’s Planning Office, can be reached at (978) 465-4400, or Elena Bachrach, NAA Executive Director, at (978) 465-8769.
Rail Trail Mural on Salisbury’s Old Eastern Marsh Trail by Stephanie Noah
 
Rail Trail Mural on Salisbury’s Old Eastern Marsh Trail by Stephanie Noah