NEWPORT NEWS—The City of Newport News recently announced the release of a new commission opportunity for qualified artists and artist-teams to create a public mural in the Downtown Newport News Yard District.
The city is accepting proposals for a 3,900-square-foot mural that will be painted on the side of Full Gospel Kingdom Church at the corner of 32nd Street and Washington Avenue. The mural is intended to highlight the city’s vibrant community, innovative science and technology resources, and rich cultural history.
According to a press release, the goal is for the artwork to be an energetic and bold enhancement to the Yard District while still embracing the industrial surroundings and unique characteristics of the area, including waterfront parks, the nation’s largest shipyard, the Victory Arch, and more. The project is intended to help broaden perspectives of public art and public spaces within the city.
A non-mandatory, pre-proposal site visit will take place on Thursday, November 17 at 10am at Full Gospel Kingdom Church, located at 3114 Washington Ave. Artists interested in applying for the commission should complete the Unsealed Request for Proposals package no later than Tuesday, December 6, 2022.