Concerned Citizens of Genesee Junction community group, Seattle Neighborhood Group and Urban ArtWorks invites a local artist to design a mural in Seattle’s Genesee neighborhood at 4409 Rainier Ave S. The mural site is heavily trafficked by both cars and pedestrians with a bus stop at its Southern end.
The mural is located at a heavily trafficked intersection both by cars and pedestrians. Concerned Citizens of Genesee Junction want to reclaim the wall that has been covered in graffiti for the last 10 years. The small businesses on this block have been strengthening their connection to the community through multiple community clean up events. A mural here would strengthen and solidify the efforts of the community and further inspire positive relationships within the surrounding Genesee community.

Through discussions and voting among community members of Genesee, the mural should represent the urban space, cultural diversity and the local businesses in Rainier Valley. Preferably, the mural would depict cultural patterns/textiles, Northwest animals and people engaged in community activities.
Eligibility & Budget: Call is open to local artists. Artist stipend: $1,000

Site Specifications: Height – 4 ft   Length – 60 ft   Area – 330 sq ft

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/City
  • Why you are interested in this project
  • 3 examples of past work or a link to an online portfolio

Panel/Voting Information

  • 3 finalists will be chosen based on submissions, panel conducted by Concerned Citizens of Genesee Junction community group, Seattle Neighborhood Group and Urban ArtWorks
  • Finalists will submit their final design for public voting (should the opportunity arise, a live vote will be held at a community event)
  • The public’s vote will determine the winning design to be presented to the stakeholders as the recommended proposal


Priority is given to proposals based upon the relevance of the letter of interest and the originality, artistry, and conceptual clarity of previous work.


Deadline to apply – August 14

Finalists selected and announced – August 17

Finalists’ designs submitted – August 31
Voting by the public – September 4 – September 15
Finalist announced and notified – September 18
Mural painted with community members by September 30

If you have any questions, please contact us at studio@urbanartworks.org

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