Public Art Mural: Call for Artists


Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications


Main Street Morgantown (MSM) requests proposals and qualifications from artists for the design and implementation of public art murals.  This project is part of MSM’s ongoing public art initiative, Art’s Happening, which seeks to enhance and improve downtown Morgantown through the addition of quality public art.

This project represents the first two (2) in a series of artistic murals to be commissioned by MSM.  For these two murals, MSM will choose and commission one (1) artist for each mural to present and develop concepts and oversee production and installation of an artwork, which will simultaneously meet the artistic/technical goals specified herein.

The two proposed public art murals shall be installed on the side of two downtown buildings.  While definitive measurements of the wall areas will be forthcoming, for the purposes of this proposal artists should consider a coverage area of approximately 8-10’ in height, and up to 20-25’ in length.

The organizers of this project ask that all details regarding proposal submissions from artists and artist selections remain confidential until an announcement is made to the public.  A formal press release will be distributed once the artists have been chosen for the two murals.  Response to this RFP/RFQ signifies confidentiality between the organizers (MSM) and the artists involved in this process. Continue reading “Public Art Mural: Call for Artists”


New Art Gallery Space Downtown

Press Release

As John P. Kuehn puts it, “My retirement was a monumental failure”.  He could have rented his downtown location to numerous bar/restaurants, but his desire to keep quality retail in the downtown made him hold out for better options. The solution was for him to stay in the jewelry business.  But, in order to survive in this economy he had to figure out a way to provide products and services that would solve the problems of the elusive Millenniels.

The front two thirds of the store is being converted to an artist studio and an art gallery.  Several artists will be painting and sculpting in the store and juried local artists will be displaying their work for sale. Below are just a couple examples of work that is currently being created inside the studio.

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Don Knotts Celebration

Don Knotts photo,

Yesterday was Don Knotts birthday and we will be celebrating his birthday this Saturday, July 23, in Downtown Morgantown.  The celebration includes free public events and local specials offered by a number of downtown restaurants.


Morgantown will celebrate Don Knotts with a daylong celebration downtown this Saturday.  The event will kick off with the unveiling of the Don Knotts statue created by sculptor Jamie Lester, of Vandalia Bronze.  This statue has already been installed outside of the Metropolitan Theatre, directly behind the Don Knotts star of fame, and will be unveiled at 10:00 am.  Continue reading “Don Knotts Celebration”