Image Gateway to the Arts Mural Program Seeks Iowa Artist Image

CLINTON, Iowa?The Gateway Area Cultural Alliance is seeking an Iowa artist (or an artist team comprised of Iowa artists) to create a mural in the Downtown Riverview Cultural and Entertainment District of Clinton, Iowa, located along the Mississippi River. This project is funded in part with an Iowa Community Cultural Grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

Focusing on a Living History: Clinton in Motion theme, this project will implement the first of a series murals planned for Clinton's Downtown area. Based on this theme, this project will incorporate murals that will reflect the rich heritage of Clinton's river industry. As part of its Great Places initiative, Clinton has several projects that reflect upon its history as a river town, including a Sawmill museum, new paddlewheel design Bridge Arches, and a program for public art based upon a historical theme.

The Gateway Area Cultural Alliance (GACA) is facilitating the artist selection and design development phase of the project. The project planning committee is interested in artists or artists teams who have experience with similar types of projects, experience in working with a variety of outdoor building surfaces and materials and experience in collaborating with various organizations to develop site-specific design proposals.

The deadline is October 31, 2007. This is not a postmark deadline. Materials should be submitted to: Gateway to the Arts Mural Program, Gateway Area Cultural Alliance, c/o Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, 721 S. 2nd St., Clinton, IA 52732.


For more information, contact the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce at (563) 242-5702 or e-mail

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