Main Street Batesville seeks proposals for a community mural to be painted on Main Street. Batesville has a unique cultural and historical background, being geographically nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks and the oldest continuous city in the state.

This year Batesville is celebrating it’s 200th birthday and they are in need of designs that reflect the people of this region and the great sense of community that exists here.

This mural will be 8’X16’ and needs to have a limited color palette. Perhaps no more than eight colors. The plan for this design is to turn it into a “paint by number” that can be painted by members of the community in celebration of the city. It will be done in four sections in the Citizens Bank Pocket Park.

The finished product will hang on Main Street at a location to be determined.

The people of Batesville are it’s very heart and this mural is meant to commemorate the many lives lived here.

The selected artist will receive a $150 prize and the opportunity to help guide the community project to completion. Selection of the artist and the design will be made by Main Street, Batesville and Batesville Area Arts Council.

Submission requirements;

Description of propose mural and connection to the people of Batesville

Personal statement about the artist(s) work

Design image: this can be a sketch or digital design

Deadline for design ideas and proposals is Monday, Aug. 2. Projected start date would be Oct. 1, with a hopeful completion date of Nov. 1. Questions and submissions can be sent to Laurie Gottschalk, owner of Stella’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Bistro. lgottschalk.pedsent@gmail.com

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