The City of San Marcos supports public art and graffiti-abating murals through various grants. Calls for artists for projects will be listed below as they become available.
Call for Artists: Downtown Traffic Boxes
The City of San Marcos invites artists to apply for a public art project to create “Mini Murals” via their original art ontraffic control boxes located on the edge of the Downtown district in San Marcos, Texas. The boxes are located at the intersection of Moore and Hutchison and Hopkins and Comanche in San Marcos. The selected artists’ designs will be digitized and printed on a vinyl wrap to be installed on the boxes.
Artists are invited to submit designs for one or both boxes; if submitting entries for both, the City is looking for a design series that will adhere to a common theme. Artists should note that the back panels of the boxes are obscured by various signs and equipment, so the main artistic elements of the design should not placed there.
The honorarium is $400 for the selected design; the submission deadline is Friday, June 4 2021 at 5 p.m. Central. Full details, including submission guidelines, can be found in the call for artists document below.
Call for artists: mural at 216 E Hopkins - CLOSED; FINALISTS ARE BEING NOTIFIED (4/26/2021)
The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural located at 216 E Hopkins Street on the alley side wall.
The project must display imagery that expresses the theme in line with the philosophy of “Innovation.”
The artist stipend for this project is $8,000, inclusive of travel and lodging. Materials for the project will be provided by the City of San Marcos. The application deadline is Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. Central Time.
Full details, including submission guidelines can be found in the call for artists document linked below.