LOS ANGELES COUNTY – MLK Pedestrian Walkway Mural RFQ (Deadline Extended!)

In RFQ on November 8, 2011 at 12:34 pm

As part of the upgrade and expansion of the Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Medical Center Campus in the unincorporated neighborhood of Willowbrook, CA, a covered pedestrian walkway around the campus has been provided. The pedestrian walkway is 900 feet long and features a street-side panel or “canvas” that is approximately 4 feet high. In August 2011, volunteer organization City Year worked with the children from Freedom Schools to design a mural for the first 100 feet.

The MLK Pedestrian Walkway Mural Project is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town initiative to support artistic and cultural development through a year-long creative exploration of the Willowbrook neighborhood. The project will include a cultural asset mapping process and ongoing cultural community engagement activities. Primary project partner, LA Commons, will assist Arts Commission staff in the identification of artists, cultural assets and resources that are unique to Willowbrook and its adjacent communities.

ELIGIBILITY: As part of the Arts Commission’s efforts to identify and support artists living in Willowbrook and its surrounding communities, this call is open to artists residing within the following zip codes: 90001, 90002, 90047, 90059, 90220, 90221, 90222, 90223, 90224, 90248, and 90262.

BUDGET: Each artist/ artist team will receive a $3,500 commission to cover all artist fees associated with the design, fabrication, and installation of one 200 foot long section of the mural wall. It is our intent that community members will assist the artist in painting the mural.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 5 p.m.

CONTACT: Erin Harkey, Civic Art Project Manager, at 213-202-3985 or



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