Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Call For Mural Artist: Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC)

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) is excited about its upcoming mural project in the city's Idora neighborhood and would like to extend a call for artists to submit qualifications for producing a large outdoor mural!

Empty parking lots line both sides of Sherwood Avenue at the intersection with Glenwood Avenue--a major traffic corridor on Youngstown´s South Side. Just one block south on Glenwood a multi-million dollar project is underway to build a new grocery store, which will increase traffic along the corridor. YNDC will improve the intersection at Sherwood and Glenwood to serve as a gateway to the Idora neighborhood and a continued sign of revitalization. The mural project will be one phase of the improvements to the Sherwood and Glenwood intersection. Specifically, the mural will be painted on the north side of the former Park Inn building approximately 150 feet from the intersection of Sherwood and Glenwood (see image below). The mural wall is one-story constructed primarily of brick with a concreteblock addition on the back. The dimensions of the wall are 15 feet by 90 feet (1350 square feet).

For more information, please download the YNDC Call for Artists document below.


Please direct questions to Liberty Merrill or Ian Beniston by phone (330.480.0423) or by e-mail (lmerrill@yndc.org; ibeniston@yndc.org).


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