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Opportunity: Airway Heights Downtown Mural Project

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

The City of Airway Heights Arts Commission invites artists to submit designs for an aviation inspired mural to be painted on the eastern facing wall at the Billie’s Diner building located at 3008 W Sunset Hwy. in downtown Airway Heights, WA, as a function of the Downtown Revitalization Project. This project is intended to provide a platform for artists through the beautification of downtown Airway Heights. One selected artist will install a hand-painted mural on one building wall drawing inspiration from the influence of aviation and the notion of flight, perhaps incorporating a kinetic, wind powered vertical element(s).

The goal of the Downtown Revitalization Project is to provide beautification of the downtown core area located along State Hwy. 2 to the north and south between Lundstrom Street and Lawson St, as the infrastructure is being redeveloped. This area features some of Airway Heights original structures, built prior to incorporation in 1955. In 2019, the City of Airway Heights published a Public Art Plan, which identifies an overall theme of Crossroads of Culture. This theme suggests a broad interpretation of culture and natural landscape including the ethnic and historical contributions of the local American Indian Tribes and the contemporary influence of aviation in shaping Airway Heights. This plan identifies celebrating the impact of aviation within the downtown core area of Airway Heights.

Successful submissions will be those that communicate the broad impact aviation has and continues to have, whether through military, commercial, or amateur influence, on our community. Additionally, artists may choose to consider the context of the existing site and business within their submittals. Billie’s Diner is a locally owned and operated farmer-first American diner serving breakfast and lunch, Billie’s celebrates the best of the Inland Northwest by sourcing 70% of ingredients from local farmers.

Eligibility: This call is open to adult artists over 18 years of age. Artists are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Artists residing within the following counties within Washington State are eligible to apply: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, or Yakima.
City/Region: Airway Heights, WA
Point of Contact: Zachary Becker
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Expires: August 2, 2024