RFP/Q's St. Helena Art Mural Project
U.S. Multi-State Deadline: September 29, 2023 – St. Helena’s Historic Shopping District has five high-end art galleries in a three-block radius, but no existing public art murals. The committee’s mission is to bring public art to St. Helena that celebrates St. Helena’s history and highlights its culture, in a bright and progressive fashion.
The mural itself should be photo-worthy, demand the attention of both pedestrian and vehicle traffic, and provide sense of place. The highly visible art mural should represent the City of St. Helena, honor its historical significance of being the “roots of Napa Valley”, and bring vibrant energy to St. Helena’s historic shopping district. It’s important the piece is not only impressive but also feels timeless and can relate to people of all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities.
Eligible artists must reside within the Western United States. Artist must be 21 years and older by the time of installation. The selected artist must be available to begin work Summer of 2024, pending weather.
Project budget is $10,000 inclusive of all materials, lift/scaffolding rental, installation, and any supplies needed to complete the project. Additionally, a budget has been established to pay semi-finalists a proposal fee of $350. Lodging will be provided for the selected artist, outside of the project budget. Travel and meals are to be provided by artist.
- Submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by St. Helena’s volunteer “art curator committee”.
- The art curator committee will select 2-4 semi-finalists by majority vote based on the quality of the artists/artists teams past work and application.
- Selected semi-finalists will be put under contract to prepare a detailed design and budget proposal. Selected semi-finalists will be given a proposal fee of $350.
- Art curator committee will review all conceptual designs and select one finalist based on a majority vote.
St Helena Chamber of Commerce
1154 Main St
St. Helena, CA 94574