Call for Artists for Mount Washington Artist Alley Public Art Project

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Artists are invited to submit proposals for a Mount Washington Artist Alley, described as “a public art project celebrating the experiences of neighborhood residents, elevating local artists and artists of color and creating a beautiful space for the neighborhood to enjoy.”

The project is being steered by a number of local arts and community leaders and led by public artist Alexander Golob, who created the Immigrant and Origin mural in downtown Haverhill. The Alley, at 217 Washington St., will have two parts—a landmark mural by artist Golob and a wall with panels created by many artists with a focus on local artists, youth artists and artists of color. New panels will be added annually.

Multi-generational struggles for equity and belonging is the theme for the landmark mural. Organizers say it is inspired by the protests for racial justice and against police brutality and drawing from the writings of local poet and abolitionist John Greenleaf Whittier.

The rotating series of 4-foot by 4-foot panels painted by various neighborhood artists, will have a priority on youth artists and artists of color. All artists receive a stipend to cover time and supplies.

More information may be found here. Proposals are due Friday, Aug. 7 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, email [email protected].

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