Hickory – The HDDA is looking for artists to create mural paintings in the downtown area of Hickory.

Murals will be street level, where the public can participate by taking photographs of themselves or each other in front of the paintings.Call For Artists For Mural Project

It is preferred, but not required, that the images be relevant to North Carolina in some way. We look forward to seeing ideas artists can propose.

The project will begin by creating a mural in one space, more or less square, approximately 11 to 10-1/2 feet wide, in the 200 block of First Avenue NW, beside Hickory Springs Manufacturing. (Note that the surface has a rough texture, which may affect choice of paint application).

HDDA can provide paints and advertising of the mural.

Artist provides design and labor.

• Mail proposal as a sketch on paper, about 9” x 12”, to HDDA Mural Project, PO Box 9086, Hickory, NC 28603, 828-322-1121,

• or email an image to [email protected] (HDDA Mural Project)

• Include a description of your experience in art, particularly mural painting.

Proposals must be received by October 1, 2021.

The Design Committee of the HDDA will narrow choice of the most suitable design by October 16 to three proposals.

Second round. Week of October 18. Interview by Zoom or in person, to determine final choice for the mural. Decision announced October 27.

Mural completed by November 27. Direct questions to Amy Ogle, 828-322-1121.