MillHouse MuralFest: Texas Open Call For Public Art
Entry Deadline: Mar. 31
for the 2nd annual MillHouse MuralFest at the historic Cotton Mill in McKinney, TX. ARTISTS: THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE HISTORY AT THE MCKINNEY COTTON MILL!
Festival Dates and Hours: Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 from 11 am-5 pm. Friday evening June 2 is the Meet-the-Artists VIP reception.
If selected, your mural will be part of the MillHouse Public Art Program, joining several murals adorning the north side of the Cotton Mill building and 14 murals from last year’s MuralFest on the south side. You will leave your mark on a century-old building and out-buildings — literally.
You have an opportunity to submit your design for one of 18 outdoor mural installations; or one of fifteen 48×60 inch mobile installations that will be actioned during the festival. Your full-color design should be playful, colorful, and family-friendly. You may add historical or iconic factory, McKinney, or Texas symbols. Please do not include slogans or words in your design.
Each design must use colors from the approved Sherwin Williams paint palette (below). Artists are not required to use all the colors; however, no colors may be added to the palette. Paint will be provided.
All exterior wall murals will be on display at the Cotton Mill for two years. The murals are of various sizes in landscape and portrait style. The juried selection committee will determine the location for each design chosen for the outdoor installation. Artists selected for the outdoor mural installations will receive a $500 stipend. One or more designs may be selected for double-wide murals, which will receive a $1000 stipend. You will need to bring your own ladder, brushes, and cleaning supplies.
Artists selected for the canvas murals will be provided paint and canvas. The finished design will be auctioned with the proceeds divided evenly between the artist and MillHouse Foundation.
You may apply for both the outdoor and canvas murals to increase the odds of your participation in the festival; however, you will only be selected for one. If you haven’t painted an exterior wall mural, consider the canvas mural option, which will give you festival experience. No fee is required for applications.