City encourages artists to make their mark on picturesque plaza for pedestrians

Syracuse, N.Y.  – The City of Syracuse, in partnership with Adapt CNY, has extended the window for artists to submit their proposals to transform the area in front of City Hall into a vibrant and welcoming plaza for pedestrians. The deadline for artists to create and submit an asphalt art design has been extended to May 20.

“We know that with spring comes the opportunity for more public art projects. We are extending the deadline to encourage local artists to make their mark and create a mural design for City Hall that truly resonates with the Syracuse community,” said the City’s Public Art Coordinator Kate Auwaerter. “We hope artists and residents alike are eager to see the area in front of City Hall transform into an inviting place where conversation, activism, leisure, and civic engagement thrive.”

The winning artist will receive $3,500 and will receive technical assistance with executing the project from the City and Adapt CNY. The City and Adapt CNY will also purchase all mural-related supplies for the installation based on the budgets provided by the winning artist.  While preference will be given to artists from the Central New York region, artists outside of the region with strong ties to Syracuse are welcome to apply and will be considered.

Artists can learn more about the process and submit their designs at Designs should be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on May 20. The City Hall Plaza mural installation is anticipated to be completed before the end of 2022.

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