EPB opens call for 10th Street mural artists

Artists can submit proposals through Jan. 10, 2023.

Mural of Sandy the Flower Man next to a mural of Martin Luther King Jr.

UTC graduate Madison Myers painted Sandy the Flower Man last year, while artist Ty Swint painted Martin Luther King Jr.

Photo by NOOGAtoday

Have you ever admired the murals on 10th Street off of MLK Boulevard? Though tucked away, the art beautifies + brightens EPB’s substation fence.

And while you may not have guessed it, half of the murals painted during last year’s 10th Street Mural Project were created by first-time muralists — the project serves as a platform for local artists to build their skills, launch their careers, and share their voices with the community.

This year (the third of the four-year project), chosen artists will paint their murals on the substation wall facing the alley behind Memo’s Grill. Artists 18+ who live or work in the EPB service area are asked to submit:

  • At least five image samples
  • Vision statement
  • Initial visual sketch of their concept that aligns with the theme — “Traditions on MLK,” highlighting family traditions throughout the years in Chattanooga’s MLK Boulevard area

For more details, contact Vanessa Willis with EPB — in the meantime, check out some of the murals from years past below.

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