A deadline is approaching this weekend for artists to sign up for a mural festival set for September.
A new mural festival, organized by the Putnam County Mural Project, will be held in September, 2022 and it is seeking artists to complete murals at five locations around the county.
Local, regional, and national artists are encouraged to apply by April 24.
The murals will need to be started in mid-September and complete by Sept. 24, 2022. The sizes of the walls range from 100 square feet to nearly 6,500 square feet and include locations in Fillmore, Greencastle and Roachdale. The full call for artists is available at www.putnamcountymuralproject.org.
A committee will review the artists and chosen artists will be asked to work with the Putnam County Mural Project team in order to produce work that is reflective of and responsive to the Putnam County community.
“We’re excited to build upon the success of our first project that brought in an internationally-recognized artist, generated national attention, and created a meaningful experience for Putnam County residents,” said Chris Flegal, leader of the volunteer group. “Our new mural festival format will allow us to engage several artists, expand our community-arts assets, and activate spaces around the entire county.”
The mural locations will include the Banner-Graphic building and Putnam County Visitors Center in Greencastle, Off the Rails alleyway and Community Park building in Roachdale, and Tom’s Cookies in Fillmore.