The Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is excited to release a request for proposals (RFP) for three artists to complete murals along part of the Wheeling Heritage Trail. The murals will be located on the back facade of 1 23rd Street, which formerly housed Tri-State Office Furniture.
The RFP calls for murals that represent the nature and wildlife found along the trail. Artists can apply for one of the three areas available and a total of three artists will be selected. Each mural is approximately 50’ x 12’. The RFP will remain open until Oct. 1, 2021, and the Commission’s selection will be announced soon after. All three sections of the mural are to be completed by the end of October 2021.
Betsy Sweeny, chair of the Arts and Cultural Commission, explained, “We are thrilled to lead this large mural project on a building that often goes unnoticed by those using Heritage Trail. Working with the property owners, we determined the best course of action would be to commission three separate murals by different artists, so that we could cover the largest area, and have the greatest visual impact. Putting a mural in this location helps us enhance two of Wheeling’s greatest assets: our arts and recreation.”
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The mission of the Wheeling Arts and Cultural Commission is to support and promote Wheeling’s arts and cultural communities. Their vision is to be a catalyst for a long term, rich, inclusive arts and cultural experience for the community. The Commission is committed to values of inclusion, commitment, boldness, and achieving high impact.