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Public Artwork for wall of The Monarch, Ogden

O1ARTS invites you to ARTicipate in developing a public artwork(s) for the east-facing parking lot wall of The Monarch (455 25th Street) in downtown Ogden, as part of its continuing O1|WALLS mural program.

Three artists/teams will be commissioned to paint 32’ sections with original designs, to be completed by April 30, 2019 (weather permitting). The goal is to complete the murals before Ogden’s Transcontinental Railroad Sesquicentennial celebration May 9-11. Artists and creatives in all genres are welcome to apply, but we specifically encourage local artists and teams with mural and/or public art experience.

O1|WALLS is looking for designs that add vibrancy to the neighborhood and reflect the diversity and character of Utah, Ogden City, The Monarch, the East Central Neighborhood and/or the Nine Rails Creative District. Design submissions will be accepted through 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. Application details can be found at http://ogdenfirst.org/exhibition/o1walls-call-for-mural-proposals-2019-1/

In a unique twist, up to eight (8) submitted designs will be selected for public display at O1|PLATFORMS. The community is being asked to ARTicipate by voting for their favorite three submissions through the month of March. Artists participating in the final and semi-final stages of this project will receive an honorarium for their work.

The O1|WALLS initiative was established in 2017 and is designed to make Ogden neighborhoods more attractive, instill a sense of pride, provide employment for local artists in their own field, combat graffiti in neighborhoods, and engage young people in the beautification of their own communities. This project is in the heart of the Nine Rails Creative District which was established in 2018, designated to support creativity and the needs of Ogden’s artists and residents while maintaining long-term sustainability.

#ARTicipate by submitting your designs NOW! If you are a community member, you will have the opportunity to donate to the project and #beheard by voting for YOUR favorite on the first Friday in March and April at O1|PLATFORMS. The winning designs will be painted the month of April 2019.

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