Artists invited to share their ideas for Olde Town mural
Artists are wanted to help highlight the history of Altoona’s Olde Town neighborhood and draw visitors to new pocket park planned for the area by designing and creating a mural for the space on the wall of the Borseth Law Office (111 2nd St SE). This park will welcome visitors into Olde Town by connecting the organizations, businesses and restaurants located along and near 2nd Street SE to the nearby bike trail access. The mural will act as a focal point for the park project, anchoring the space to bring people together and draw them into the heart of historic Altoona.
A call for artists
A complete call for artists packet is available to view and download by clicking here. Artists must use the online submission form and can submit up to 3 unique designs as part of their application. All applications must be submitted online before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2024. The Altoona Arts and Culture Commission will review submissions and notify artists of selection in April.
The mural will remain a centerpiece of the pocket park and the Olde Town neighborhood for years to come. The artist will be recognized with an unveiling and promoted on the city’s website and through other city communication channels when the mural is completed. A permanent plaque listing the artwork title and artist information will also be included as part of the mural in the pocket park.