Walmart Community Mural Program - NOW Art

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Walmart Community Mural Program - NOW Art

   

Found on buildings all over America, murals show us what’s important to the neighborhoods through local references, landscapes, icons, and environments. NOW Art is facilitating a community mural program with Walmart to include artwork in their front vestibule/entrances that anchor people to the place. With murals created by local artists, the retail company hopes to foster a sense of belonging by celebrating the diverse experiences of their customers and associates.

Details
Currently, we are building a directory of artists who create digital artwork in a painterly style to commission them for projects in this program. This will not require any onsite work. Artists will create the designs remotely and submit the work digitally in high-resolution format, and our organization prints and installs their work in the stores with a fine art installer. Once a piece of art is chosen for an in-store mural, it will be digitally transferred onto a large cling and hung in a prominent, pre-selected location within the store.

To participate in this program and be selected we are considering artists who create compositions in the following styles: watercolor, oil painting, street art, realism, and classical
styles like landscape.

If an artist is selected from the directory, compensation for the mural ranges from $600 – $800 depending on the location and the location’s budget. Artwork should
be able to be created in a week’s time frame.

Photography, abstract works, mixed media, collages, and works that look like graphic design layouts or are very digital will unfortunately NOT be considered.

Artists must be skilled in Photoshop, ProCreate, or other software that uses a variety of brushes, filters, and effects OR can generate their work into a digital format from a high-
resolution scan. The selected works will be significantly enlarged, so detail and an understanding of scale are key.

Ideally, we are looking for artists who have community ties to each location but will also consider regional California artists. The following page details a city list.

If interested, contact Kim via kimp@nowartla.org with a link to a website, portfolio, or social media. There will be introductory Zoom interviews for artists we would like to move forward with. Artists of all ages, levels of experience, and talent are welcome.

California Store Locations

Anderson
Antioch
Bakersfield
Camarillo
Cerritos
Clovis
Compton
Corona
Covina
Crescent City
Diamond Bar
Dinuba
Foothill Ranch
Fresno
Glendora
Hawthorne
Hesperia
Highland
Huntington Beach
Indio
Irvine
La Mirada
La Puente
Lakewood
Long Beach
Merced
Oceanside
Oxnard
Palm Springs
Palmdale
Panorama City
Paramount
Perris
Pico Rivera
Pomona
Rancho Santa Margarita

Red Bluff
Rialto
San Jacinto
San Jose
San Ramon
Santa Clarita
Santa Fe Springs
Simi Valley
Sonora
Stanton
Temecula
Thousand Oaks
Turlock
Ukiah
Upland
Ventura
Victorville
Visalia