Downtown Rochester is about to get some new artwork to show off throughout the rest of the summer.

The City of Rochester, along with DMC and Threshold Arts, is looking for proposals for original art on concrete barricades in Downtown Rochester.

According to Threshold Arts' website, the group is looking for three Rochester area artists to create original art on the concrete barricades adjacent to outdoor dining area at different downtown Rochester establishments.

Their website indicated that the selected artists will create a "cohesive mural using acrylic paint or another lightfast medium on the exterior and interior façades of multiple concrete barricades measuring 32” tall x 10’ wide each."

The staff at Threshold Arts will then seal the murals after they are completed for longevity. The website also notes what appropriate composition would look like.

"Due to the nature of the project, and the likelihood that barricades will be repositioned or moved to new locations over time, ideal imagery would be appropriate as a standalone composition on a single barricade, or presented in groupings as a cohesive series." Applications do require a brief artist’s bio, 3-5 examples of previous work, and a simple sketch for their proposed mural.

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The deadline for proposals is coming up fast. Artists can apply here but must have it completed by Monday, July 5th at 11:59 p.m. On July 6th, the artists will be selected, and then July 7-18 artists will create their murals before they are sealed. You can get the complete timeline here. 

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