Public Art Chattanooga Calls For Local Artists for M.L. King Mural

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Meg Saligman’s mural in Shreveport, La.
Meg Saligman’s mural in Shreveport, La.

Public Art Chattanooga is seeking artists for the M.L. King District Mural Project that is part of revitalization efforts in the neighborhood. Artists will work with world-renowned artist Meg Saligman as a team to transform a building at 300 East M.L. King Blvd., which is within the newly established Innovation District. 

Artists from within a 50-mile radius of Chattanooga are eligible to apply for the part-time and full-time positions. Meg Saligman Studios, a Philadelphia-based public art studio, will lead the project and artists are expected to meet requirements, artistic direction and timelines of Meg Saligman Studios and Public Art Chattanooga. 

The M.L. King District Mural Project is funded by a grant from the Benwood and Lyndhurst Foundations. The mural will be a transformative anchor in the M.L.King District’s revitalization and create a sense of pride and place for the neighborhood, said officials. Public Art Chattanooga expects work to begin in Spring and to be completed this November. 

Applications must be received by April 2 at 4 p.m. For guidelines and an application visit: http://www.chattanooga.gov/public-art/about/calls-to-artists or email Peggy Townsend, director of Public Art Chattanooga, at ptownsend@chattanooga.gov for more information. 

About Meg Saligman:
The national publication Public Art Review featured Meg Saligman in 2006 as one of the 10 most influential American muralists of the past decade. She transforms public spaces with large-scale murals such as Once in a Millennium Moon in Shreveport, La., measuring 30,000 square feet. The surrounding environment informs Meg’s designs, and her projects are collaborative by nature. 



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