Public Art Project Planned for South King St. Bridge

Leesburg’s Commission on Public Art is seeking submissions for its next public art project.

Artists are asked to submit ideas for two historically themed murals that will be painted on each side of the King Street bridge spanning the Town Branch and adjacent to the W&OD Trail at Georgetown Park.

The King Street Bridge Mural Contest is open to all artists in the Washington, DC, metro area regardless of experience with public art projects. Teams or groups are encouraged to apply.

Trompe l’oeil design is suggested, but not required. Deadline for submissions is noon Friday, Oct. 6.

Any submitted sketches will be considered entries into this COPA-sponsored contest. Artists must also submit a suggested budget for design, installation and materials.

The winner(s) will be chosen based on design and budget requirements and will receive reimbursement for artist fees and materials. Winner(s) will be notified by Nov. 17, with installation of murals anticipated during 2018.

For more information, including a detailed call to artists, submission instructions, and historic background of the area, visit leesburgva.gov/publicartnews.

The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is seeking submissions for its next public art project. Artists are asked to submit ideas for two historically themed murals that will be painted on each side of the King Street bridge spanning the Town Branch and adjacent to the W&OD Trail at Georgetown Park.

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