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Posted on: October 14, 2020

City seeks RFP for one-of-a-kind mural opportunity

The wall included in the RFP.

The City of Faribault is requesting proposals for an exterior wall mural in historic downtown Faribault. The wall is located on the west side of the building at 25 3rd Street NW. This is within the local Downtown Commercial Historic District. This two-story building is privately owned but the wall is owned by the City of Faribault.

The wall structure is masonry, but it has been covered with white embossed gauge vertical aluminum flush panels. The dimensions are 32-foot high x 85-foot wide. There are no doors, window or other openings in the wall. The wall is adjacent to open space and a public parking lot.

This publicly owned wall presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to use public art to create a sense of place, activate a space adjacent to public parking and enhance the pedestrian experience. The City of Faribault is soliciting proposals for a mural that will add to the visual interest and stimulation of our downtown.

The mural should create a fun, engaging and compelling visual experience. It should become a photography destination, encourage interaction with the art, and be family- and social media-friendly. Murals that reflect or honor the community’s historic architecture, people, businesses and institutions will be considered, but should be done in a fun, innovative, engaging and creative manner.

For the full RFP, click here. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 18. 

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