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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Arts Program Announces New Anti-Littering Mural Project

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The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Program is seeking artist submissions to be considered for a newly commissioned public mural to enhance the pair of bridge barriers on CM Allen Parkway by the Children’s Park.

The ultimate goal of the mural project is to serve as an anti-litter and river preservation reminder to those entering the San Marcos River District, as well as deter graffiti and beautify and add character to the neighborhood. The artist(s) selected will create a mural that graphically shows an anti-littering message reflective of community values that is visible and understandable by drive-by and foot traffic.

“This location serves as one of the gateways to the San Marcos River District, so we have a great opportunity to use the space as a reminder to keep our San Marcos River clean and our parks litter-free,” said Innovation Manager Charlotte Wattigny.

The bridge barrier measures 115 feet across, with a height ranging from 22 inches tall to three feet tall at each end. The painting of the mural is scheduled to begin in September 2020. The artist stipend for the project is $4,600 and materials for the project will be provided by the City of San Marcos. Artists interested in submitting artwork must submit proposals electronically in accordance to the official call for artists by 5 p.m. on August 10, 2020.

For more information regarding artwork proposals, visit sanmarcostx.gov/callsforartists or email Charlotte Wattigny, cwattigny@sanmarcostx.gov. For media inquiries, contact communicationsinfo@sanmarcostx.gov.

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