Burlington Call for Artists

Installation of Postcard Mural in Town Center

July 2023

The Town of Burlington’s Economic Development Office is thrilled to announce a unique opportunity for artists to leave their mark on the heart of Burlington’s Town Center. Seeking to enrich the area’s visual landscape, the Town is accepting proposals from mural artists for a $15,000 grant award. This grant will fund an outdoor postcard mural on the exterior wall of 202 Cambridge Street, facing Moran Avenue.

Calling All Artists and Designers
We warmly invite artists and designers experienced in crafting captivating outdoor postcard murals to submit applications.  The Town is eager to invest in public art to add aesthetic beauty to the Town Center and create a bright, welcoming atmosphere for residents, visitors, and businesses.

A Mural with a Purpose
The Town’s Economic Development Director, Melisa Tintocalis, described the intention behind this initiative, “The three main goals of the mural project are to 1) enhance the Town Center by transforming an ordinary wall into a vibrant work of art; 2) create an inviting space that attracts fresh interest to our Town Center’s small businesses; and 3) celebrate Burlington’s charm through visual art.”

To learn more about the Mural program and submit an application, go to: https://burlingtonma.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1085/record-types/1006582

Official Economic Development Press Release Town of Burlington puts out a Call To Artists – Burlington Town Center Mural.docx

The mural is part of Burlington’s “placemaking” effort which is a people-centered approach to the planning, design, and use of public spaces. Through a collaborative process, do-able improvements are identified and implemented that bring immediate benefits to the people who use these spaces.  Placemaking in the Town of Burlington is not just the act of building or fixing up a space, it is a process in which people feel a strong stake in their communities and commitment to making things better.

For more information on Burlington’s Town Center Placemaking efforts, check out this playbook of ideas: Town-Center-Placemaking-Playbook

The mural site is also the location of the Town Center Community Beer Garden which will return every Thursday in September 2023. Check out last year’s pictures: https://bringmetoburlington.com/gallery/gallery-1/