Have an idea for a mural? The ViBe District is looking for artists

VIRGINIA BEACH — The ViBe Creative District is looking for 10 artists to complete 10 murals at 10 different locations within the arts district in May.

All of the mural locations will fall within the district boundaries and the exact locations will be shared with the selected artists after submissions are reviewed and artists are paired with property owners.

The deadline to apply for the project is March 16.

Selected artists will be contracted to paint during May 1-19 by the ViBe Creative District.

All artwork must be started and actively painted during that time period as part of the festival.

The ViBe Creative District will award a $3,000 stipend to each of the 10 artists for their time and talent, plus provide up to $1,000 per mural for paint and materials to complete the project, according to the district.

Other equipment will be accommodated when possible, including ladders or lifts.

Artists looking to apply must be United States residents and be 18 years of age or older.

They may submit up to four samples of past completed mural projects or proposed new designs for murals (or a combination of both), according to the district.

The ViBe Creative District listed a few ideas and suggestions for consideration:

  • Birds/animals
  • Contemporary abstract art
  • Geometric patterns
  • Interactive murals (where a viewer can stand in front of a mural to “become a part of the art”)
  • Social scenes with people
  • Symbols or icons
  • Or any original artwork

The ViBe Creative District asks that artists avoid murals with any commercial branding, heavy text or advertisements will not be considered.

Those interested in applying should click here.

Questions? Contact info@vibecreativedistrict.org or call 757-202-9533 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To learn more about the mural projects, click here.

When the murals are completed they will join a map of all the other murals in the ViBe Creative District.

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