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 Mural Gallery - CLOSED; SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE
The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee and the San Marcos Main Street Program are partnering to commission local visual artists to design and paint 4’x 8’ panels to be displayed at an outdoor mural gallery on 111 MLK Street in San Marcos.
The project must display imagery that expresses the theme of Downtown’s vibe and vibrancy – past to future.
The artist stipend for this project is $1,000, inclusive of materials. Panels for the project will be provided by the City of San Marcos; artists will take them to their homes or studios to paint the mural panel, then deliver to the City at a designated time and location. The application deadline is June 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Full details, including submission guidelines and instructions, are listed in the link below.
Call for artists: mural at 216 E Hopkins - CLOSED; ARTIST HAS BEEN SELECTED
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.