Put Your Art on the Side of the Granada Theatre

Posted on Apr 20 by SEASONS Magazine

Granada Mural Wall, courtesy photo.

Granada Mural Wall, courtesy photo.

Submissions for the Plaza Granada Mural Project, a new public art mural project located on the Granada Paseo Wall, are now open. Professional artists from across the tri-county areas are invited to submit a proposal for this opportunity to make their mark on the Santa Barbara art scene. An initiative of the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, this permanent outdoor installation will be highly visible to locals and tourists alike, and will serve to beautify and enhance the paseo, making it safer and more welcoming to pedestrians and theater-goers.

With thousands of people utilizing the Granada Paseo walkway every year as they come to and from State Street, including many theater patrons, The Granada Theatre has taken ownership of this project to benefit the community and all who take this route, located in the alley between 1224 and 1226 State Street. Currently the paseo wall stands at 91 feet long, but as a part of the project, an added extension wall makes the entire mural canvas 137 feet in length.

Submissions must celebrate the performing arts and convey the “character and spirit” of Santa Barbara. For more details on submission requirements, refer to the RFP.

This opportunity is open to all artists or artist teams residing in Ventura, Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo Counties. Artists must be 18 years of age or older to submit a proposal.

A selection committee comprised of neighborhood stakeholders, the City of Santa Barbara, local business owners and The Granada Theatre, has been assembled by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts for this project. The selection committee will review all completed proposals and invite up to three semifinalists for an interview, before choosing one finalist for the commission.

The deadline for all proposal materials is May 13. For more information, visit GranadaSB.org/mural.

Jessica Morelli

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