Call for Artists for Bursting On The Scene at West Hyattsville Metro Station

By East City Art Editorial Team on December 14, 2016

Deadline: Sat, June 22 2024



Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2017 by 4pm


Stipend: $5,000

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation in partnership with WMATA’s Art-In-Transit Program seek a muralist or muralist team to submit preliminary designs/sketches for the two wall sections of the pedestrian underpass at the West Hyattsville Metro Station. Artists are encouraged to propose aspirational, dynamic imagery that evokes excitement and change. As a neighborhood at the brink of a resurgence of investment and growth, the West Hyattsville Transit District is poised to experience new commercial and residential development in the coming years. These investments will bring additional vitality and a mix of uses to complement the existing green spaces and tightly-knit residential neighborhoods.

Once selected by jury, the winning muralist(s) will further develop and refine their design with HCDC staff. The design process will culminate in a day-long community place-making event on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The muralist(s) will direct youth and adult participants in a “citizen paint project”. Bursting on the Scene merges a festive community event with a high-quality paint-by-numbers mural installation: bringing together residents to beautify and engage the Metro Station’s public space as their own.

View the Full RFP here.