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”


MedExpress Kids Day 2016

It is time, MedExpress Kids Day 2016 is tomorrow, July 16th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Kids will take over the downtown with more than 100 scheduled events. Kids of all ages will learn about safety, play games, receive free goodies from area businesses, make crafts, and play in the turtle sand boxes.

Enjoy live entertainment from PopShop, located in front of the Warner Theatre and a drum circle in front of the MAC. Treats for kids include sno-cones on the Courthouse Square, provided from CMA church, cotton candy at Short Cuts and Garcia’s Latin Market, kids cookies at Little Caesars, ice cream treats from Dairy Queen, plus lots of candy and other treats. So kids, the only place to be on Saturday, July 16, 2016 is Downtown Morgantown for MedExpress Kids Day.

Thanks to CMA and the CRC MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) there will be two (2) diaper changing stations and breastfeeding/nursing areas.  Your older children can enjoy some coloring activities to keep them entertained while you change or feed the younger one.

Be sure to get your kids photo taken at the photo booth on the Courthouse Square, provided by Sprint, or a cool green screen photo at the Morgantown Library.

Special guests will be visiting our downtown areas too and we know your kids don’t want to miss them.  Mickey, Minnie, Minion, Pikachu, Choosy, Mo (the famous groundhog), Doc McStuffins, and superheroes will be downtown to see everyone.  They will be there thanks to Magical Memories, Choosy Kids, Crossroads Property Rescue, Greater Morgantown CVB, and MedExpress

There will be no shortage of things for your children to enjoy so be sure to come downtown tomorrow.

Important Information:

Information booths will be stationed at Dairy Queen (444 High Street)at Citizens Bank (265 High Street). First aid kits will also be located at the information booths.

Restrooms will be available at the Morgantown Public Safety Building (300 Spruce Street), Arts Mon (201 High Street), Morgantown Market Place and Morgantown Public Library (373 Spruce Street).

It’s Happening

Weekly Events:

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Sunday February 14, 2016: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY