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Public Art Planned for King Street Bridge

Call to artists issued, seeking design submissions for two new murals on the bridge across Town Branch.

Post Date:08/11/2017 4:02 PM

Bridge on South King Street across Town BranchLeesburg, VA (August 11, 2017) – The Leesburg Commission on Public Art (COPA) is seeking submissions from artists for two historically-themed murals. The murals will be painted on each side of the King Street Bridge spanning the Town Branch and adjacent to the W&OD bike and walking trail.

The King Street Bridge Mural Contest is open to all artists in the DC Metro area regardless of past experience with public art projects. Teams or groups are encouraged to apply. Trompe l’oeil design is suggested, but not required. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 6, 2017, at noon.

Any submitted sketches will be considered entries into this COPA-sponsored contest. Artists must also submit a suggested budget for design, installation and materials. The winner(s) will be chosen based on design and budget requirements and will receive reimbursement for artist fees and materials. Winner(s) will be notified by November 17, 2017, with installation of murals anticipated during 2018.

For more information, including a detailed call to artists, submission instructions, and historic background of the area, visit  

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Betsy Arnett
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