New Initiative to Invest into Carbondale Public Murals

New Initiative to Invest into Carbondale Public Murals

CARBONDALE – Artspace 304 announced Wednesday a new initiative of the Southern Illinois Mural Project, Welcome, Carbondale! 

In collaboration with the City of Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, local businesses, and private donors, $50,000 will be invested to create five public murals located on selected buildings at the entry points of Carbondale.

Artspace 304 is accepting applications from individual artists aged 18 and older and teams of artists aged 15 and older, with adult supervision who are Illinois residents until May 25.

Interested artists can ask questions and learn more information at a virtual meeting being held on Tuesday, May 10; details will be announced on the Welcome, Carbondale! website.

Mural finalists will be submitted for a public review and vote in the Corridor Gallery at the Carbondale Civic Center from June 15-June 30.