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The City of Kingsport is seeking professional regional artists to paint murals on two overpasses along the Kingsport Greenbelt. The project will consist of two murals, which may grow to more. The suggested theme for the murals are vintage Kingsport or nature you would find along the greenbelt.

“The Office of Cultural Arts is excited to work with Parks and Recreation to bring more art to Kingsport,” said Hannah Powell, cultural arts program coordinator. “The Greenbelt is widely used by the Kingsport community and this project is a great way to brighten the overpasses that the bikers, pedestrians and joggers pass under.”

This project will help make the Greenbelt more inviting by adding artwork to the overpasses along the path. The two overpasses that are up for current artists’ consideration are the Eastman Road overpass and the Clinchfield Street overpass. Artists may submit entrees for one or both overpass murals, but must indicate to which they are applying. One artist will be chosen to paint each overpass. Artists are also encouraged to research the overpasses included in this project.

The chosen artists will be compensated $2500 for their work and paint for the project will be paid for by the city. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on October 30. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to share their talent with Kingsport. For more information about this project, please refer to the RFQ: http://bit.ly/rfq-mural/. You can learn more about the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts by visiting arts.kingsporttn.gov.