Johnson & Carr LLC and Urban ArtWorks invites experienced public artists to paint a mural on a new live/work and retail development in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill/Pike Pine neighborhood at 722 East Pike St. The Pike Pine corridor is a heavily trafficked area both day and night. It is home to many local businesses and serves as the main access point to Seattle’s famous Capitol Hill neighborhood.

This call for artists provides a unique opportunity to work on a large scale as the building is one of the tallest and most visible in the area. Also, the historic neighboring building, Pike Motorworks, will have a public facing courtyard that includes this wall, creating an unobstructed canvas.

Urban Artworks will contact artists and collaborate with the design team of Johnson & Carr LLC to determine three finalists. Finalists will submit concept designs for public voting and the final design will be selected upon public input.


Call is open to all artists. Mural experience required.* Must be at least 18 years of age. Urban ArtWorks will provide insurance for artists who do not have it.

*We will accept design submissions from non-muralists, artists under 18 or physical limitations as long as the applicant has a designated installation partner. Installation partners can be provided through coordination with Urban ArtWorks.


Artist Stipend: $7,500

Scaffolding/Safety Equipment: provided*
*Scaffolding will already be in place and must be used for installation. 

How to apply

All submissions are to be submitted via email. Email studio@urbanartworks.org with the following information in your email body:

  • Name/Age/Hometown
  • Link to an online portfolio containing at least 3 relevant images of your current work
  • Why you are interested in this project

Panel/Voting Information

  • 3 finalists will be chosen based on portfolios and phone interviews conducted by Urban ArtWorks and Johnson Car LLC
  • Finalists will submit their final design to be hosted on Urban ArtWorks’ website for public voting.*
  • The public’s vote will determine the winning design to be presented to the stakeholders as the recommended proposal

*Should the opportunity arise, a live vote will be held at a community event (to be determined)


  • Deadline for submissions August 26, 2017
  • Finalists selected and announced – September 2, 2017
  • Finalists submit fully developed designs – October 2, 2017
  • Voting by the public will begin October 10, 2017 and commence December 29, 2017
  • Finalist notified and announced – January 5, 2018
  • Installation of artwork – May 2018 (exact date to be determined)


Priority is given to proposals that meet the following criteria:

  • Available for installation in May 2018
  • Relevance of letter of interest
  • Originality, artistry, and conceptual clarity of previous work
  • Demonstrated experience with public art

Site Specifications

Panel 1 – 983 SF, 14’8” x 67’ 0”

Panel 2 – 123 SF, 9’8” x 12’9”

Panel 3 – 290 SF, 17’10” x 16’4”

Panel 4 – 290 SF, 17’10” x 16’4”

Panel 5 – 290 SF, 17’10” x 16’4”


If you have any questions about the application and selection process, please contact us at studio@urbanartworks.org

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