Art This Way looks for mural ideas to adorn Shindigz downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Art This Way program announces a ‘request for qualifications’ and the selected idea could get a big space in downtown Fort Wayne.
The Art This Way Alleyway Activation Project is building an outdoor art gallery in the alleys and pedestrian corridors in downtown Fort Wayne, IN. The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District and Art This Way have installed ten projects within the alleyway network to date. The goal of this program is to further activate these spaces by saturating the target zone with artwork.

Artists are invited to submit qualifications to develop a new work of public art on the façade of Shindigz Place, a family-owned and operated online party supply store with 93 years of celebration history. Owned by a husband and wife team for almost 30 years, Shindigz is one of the largest party supply companies in the USA. Shindigz makes every celebration extraordinary with personalized party supplies, spectacular party props and every party theme imaginable. Shindigz was awarded the Indiana’s Entrepreneurs of the Year in 1999 by Indiana Business Magazine, named one of Indiana’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies by Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and named Top 400 Websites in America by Forbes Magazine in 2000.

The selected mural design will be installed on the south and east wall of Shindigz new downtown location, 919 South Harrison St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Artist RFQ deadline is SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.

The selected artists will be chosen through a blind jury process. Selected artist will receive a stipend to create a design proposal. The selected design will be installed in 2020. This is a worldwide artist call. Further eligibility information is available on the RFQ prospectus.
Complete artist application can be found here