Gateway Mural Project


Call for Art

ValleyArts and HANDS announce a call for submissions for the Gateway Mural Project. 

The Gateway Mural will mark the entrance to the Valley Arts District on Freeman Street and Scotland Road next to the Highland train station. The mural should depict the spirit and vibrancy of the Valley Arts District in a way that is meaningful to residents and visitors.

The submission can be painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, or any medium suitable to the space. We will accept solo or team submissions. The final design will either be painted, applied to, or printed directly on to metal surface which will be attached to the concrete wall adjacent to the train station staircase on Scotland Road. The metal will be attached in three pieces fitting into a triangular space 34 feet wide by 17 feet tall at its widest point.

All submissions must be received at by July 1, 2017.
Please include:

  • Artist bio
  • Image of final design
  • Story behind design
  • Medium used
  • How the design would be produced

All submissions will be judged by 4 professionals chosen by the Gateway Committee. The highest score will receive the commission. An extra point will be given for artists living and/or working in the Valley Arts District. The artist will be paid $5,000 to produce the mural, excluding printing, sealing costs, and installation.