PAINT THE TOWN: STUDENT & ADULT ART OPPORTUNITY | FALL 2021
(ONEONTA, AL, 08-19-21) The Oneonta Business Association, a 501(c)(6) non‐profit organization, continues its pursuit of color, vibrancy, community development, and artistic creativity using murals in Oneonta, Alabama. In 2020, in partnership with Benjamin Moore, the OBA successfully created the Paint the Town project, transforming a derelict walkway connecting 2nd Avenue to 1st Avenue into a thriving tourist hot spot! With the introduction of 17 murals, Oneonta gave voice to local folk artists and art aficionados alike creating a photographic mecca for young and old. These murals are in addition to the Angels in Oneonta (Angel Wings), Welcome to Oneonta, and United We Stand flag murals in other areas of the City.
Supporting the arts while creating an attractive environment that contributes to community development and tourism has been a passion project of the OBA since the inception of our Angel Wings Mural and the Art Walk. Currently, Oneonta proudly boasts 20 murals registered with the Alabama Murals Trail through the University of Alabama. These murals tell the story of our community, encourage locals and tourists to discover new places and learn about the beautiful art our town has to offer.
STUDENT ARTIST OPPORTUNITY
With the repaving of the parking lot at Oneonta City Schools, OHS seniors will not be able to creatively paint their parking spaces. Recognizing the importance of artistic expression for students, the OBA began working to allow seniors that same imaginative opportunity by painting murals in the alley of the 300‐block downtown. With the support of our Mayor, Council, Oneonta City Schools, and the City of Oneonta Mural Review Committee, this project will be overseen by OBA board members, professional muralists, and volunteers. Different than parking spaces, these murals give students a chance to create works of art that will be lasting! We are encouraging our seniors to “think outside the box” to design artwork that will let them put thoughts into art but would also be fun to have their picture made with! The OBA will facilitate submissions of all artworks for the City’s approval process for each design. Our goal is to create permanent artwork that has the potential to again be registered with the Alabama Murals Trail. Guidelines for the murals are available.
ADULT SUBMISSIONS WELCOME
Adult artists are also welcome to submit design concepts for consideration. Let us hear from you!
DEADLINE FOR CONCEPTS
Concepts are due by September 30, 2021; however, earlier submissions are welcome!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
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