Request for Proposal: Russellville, AR Public Art Mural Project

Project Goals

Main Street Russellville’s Public Art Mural Project is dedicated to highlighting the spirit and culture of our community while fostering a sense of civic pride through public works of art. In 2020 we will celebrate 150 years of Russellville’s history through our Sesquicentennial. We have begun a public mural project as a way of illustrating the identity and growth of our community. By establishing a visual public presence we hope that the community will join us in celebrating and investing in the city's future.

Artist Eligibility

Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a two dimensional mural, to be completed prior to the end of 2020, may complete a proposal in accordance with the guidelines provided below.

This proposal is open to artists in the Russellville area, as well as state and national artists.


  • Create a piece of public art for an outdoor environment that reflects the spirit and culture of Russellville

  • Select a dedicated and qualified artist or artist team that can demonstrate artistic excellence while completing this project on time and within budget. If an artist team is selected, one artist must be designated as a point of contact and project lead. 

  • The artwork must be freely visible and accessible to the public for at least two years.

  • Location will be in the Russellville Downtown Main Street District. Specific site to be determined.


Application Requirements

Proposal packages should consist of the following on a flash drive and can be submitted in person at 320 West C St, Russellville, AR or via mail to PO Box 694, Russellville, AR 72811


Cover Sheet - Applicants must include a cover sheet with their name, mailing address, telephone number, email, project title, and a single paragraph of up to 150 words summarizing the proposed project. If applying as a team, please include the names and emails for each team member and identify one team member as the lead contact.


Project Proposal and Budget - Applicants must submit a project proposal of up to 1,000 words that clearly describes the project and its relationship to Russellville. Applicants must submit a sketch(es) of the proposed project.


  • A narrative and design illustrating the concept is required for each submission. Include supplemental information such as medium, timeline for completion, and approximate   dimensions of the proposed mural.   

  • The project budget (required) is not to exceed $20,000 for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget should include the artist(s) fee, supplies, and other associated costs (not including wall surface preparation or lighting).

Recent Work with Images - Applicants must include up to seven digital images of recent works showcasing a variety of styles. Art concepts and/or recent works may be in any medium.


The submission deadline is November 22, 2019 at 5 PM CDT

The final selection will be made by the Main Street Russellville Public Art Committee comprised of community members.

Questions can be directed to or 479-967-1437

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