Call to Artists: Virginia Beach Recreation Center Murals

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Attention local artists! The Virginia Beach Office of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Parks and Recreation have joined forces again for three new mural projects. Great Neck, Bayside and Princess Anne Community Recreation Centers are in search of the perfect artist to transform their blank entryway walls into beautiful murals reflecting the spirit of each community. That means we need three different artists or artist-led teams; one for each recreation center. This call is open to all local and regional artists (living in the Hampton Roads area). The submissions will be narrowed down by a designated committee, and the public will choose the final designs. The selected muralists will be awarded $2,000.

Here's how to apply.

  • Visit for details and links to each Recreation Center's RFP.
  • You may submit for more than one location, but each proposal must be submitted separately.
  • Fill out and submit form(s) by Jan. 8, 2019 at 5 p.m.
  • Selected artists will be awarded no more than one recreation center.
  • Please email questions to

Follow @VirginiaBeachArts on Facebook for the public vote in January. All three murals will be painted during the same time, from March 1-14.

The role of the Office of Cultural Affairs is to develop the vision and direction of the cultural arts in Virginia Beach, assist and direct the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, coordinate the city's Public Art Program, provide contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serve as the liaison with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serve as a resource to local arts and humanities organizations.



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