Experience Chehalis seeks artist to create new mural at library


Experience Chehalis is looking for an artist to create a new mural at the Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library.

“Through public art we aim to not only beautify our community, but to create the opportunity to experience art in daily life,” Experience Chehalis stated.   

The organizations asked for a “vibrant and joyful floral and plant-themed mural.”

The mural will be located on the retaining wall in the library’s drive-thru area.

“The ideal mural will not have a library theme, instead being inspired by the big, bold botanicals that make Chehalis, and the Pacific Northwest at large, such a beautiful place to live,” Experience Chehalis stated. 

Mural dimensions for the wall are approximately 268-feet-by-63-inches.

Artists are welcome to submit a proposal on their own or as a group.

Artists do not need to have previous mural experience but are expected to possess the skills and expertise to create a mural, Experience Chehalis stated. 

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the site before submitting an application. 

Compensation of $3,000 will be provided, and the muralist will be responsible for all costs associated with the creation of the mural, including materials, but excluding paint. Experience Chehalis will provide paint and primer.

The timeline to complete the mural will be four to six weeks after the selected muralist is notified, as weather allows.

To be considered for this mural project, submit the following by June 25:

• Basic information: Provide your name, mailing address, phone number and email.

• Artist profile: “Tell us about yourself,” Experience Chehalis stated. “Submit a short bio outlining your experience as an artist.”

• Detailed drawing of the intended mural design

• Artist skills and qualifications: “Identify your specific skill set and qualifications that you will utilize to create a mural.”

• Artist reference and experience: Submit a minimum of three, but no more than five, examples of your prior artwork in PDF or JPEG format. “If you have previous experience with murals, please submit examples; otherwise, submit examples of your artwork,” Experience Chehalis stated.

Submit information to info@experiencechehalis.com by the submission deadline of June 25 to be considered. The artist will be announced by July 4.

Questions regarding the project can be emailed to Experience Chehalis at info@experiencechehalis.com.