Downtown Bryan Association to Launch Mural Project

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1911711_10152665405963032_1582306145_nThe Downtown Bryan Association has partnered with Carini Townhomes and Renovation Wranglers to launch a public art project. The West 31st Street Murals, made possible by Conlee-Garrett Moving & Storage, will use visual arts to celebrate Bryan’s rich history.

“Since Downtown Bryan is a recognized Texas Cultural District, we think the murals are an ideal project in line with our efforts to showcase the cultural assets we already have in place,” said Sandy Farris, executive director of the Downtown Bryan Association.

The initiative includes installing murals along the north facing wall of Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage at 600 S. Bryan Street. A natural canvas with its divided concrete wall panels, the site faces West 31st Street and will host up to five murals.

Artists are encouraged to submit ideas which celebrate the city’s past or present, showcasing commerce, culture, and community. Submissions are due by 11:59 pm on May 15. Each artist chosen for the project will be paid $1,000 to offset expenses such as paint and supplies. All mural artists are invited to apply, regardless of geographic location. Special consideration will be given to people who live or work in Bryan, or those with a past or current connection to Bryan.

Timeline

  • April 5 through May 21: Call for Artists
  • May 21: Artist submissions due
  • May 30: Up to five artists chosen
  • June 7: Artists will be matched with wall sections
  • June through August: Painting takes place
  • September 1, First Friday: A celebration introducing the finished murals to the community.

For more information and to apply, visit CariniTownhomes.com/West31stStreetMurals.