Sweet Home seeks muralists

For a city split by a highway through the mountains, Main Street buildings provide a canvas for the Sweet Home community to tell its story. Larry Kangas’ old cop car still keeps watch at the corner of 12th and Main. Others have faded from the town’s facades. To keep the town’s legacy alive, City Hall wants artists to submit proposals for new murals.

In a Facebook post on Dec. 5 (see post below), the City announced they’re soliciting proposals for 12 new murals along Main and Long. According to the post, proposals are due by Feb. 15. On Jan. 11, the City will host a pre-proposal meeting to help local artists prepare their pitches.

If everything goes according to plan, city officials expect the project to start in June 2024, and finish October 2024. For the thousands of summer tourists, the city hopes a new slate of murals will showcase the changing Sweet Home community.

Calling all artists

The City of Sweet Home is now accepting proposals for potential murals along Main Street and Long Street (exact locations to be determined). Do you have a great idea for some new art downtown and have a plan to execute it? We want to hear from you!
We have a long history of showcasing our murals in our downtown corridor, and they are treasured here in our community. The City of Sweet Home was just given a sponsorship to pay for paint for murals in our downtown and we want to expand our mural collection by adding 12 additional murals
The Sweet Home Ad Hoc Committee on Arts and Culture is seeking proposals from local artists for the creation of original murals to enhance the beauty and cultural significance of our community. The murals will be displayed on buildings along Long Street and Main Street, contributing to the local identity and reflecting the history and culture of Sweet Home.
The City estimates this project will occur from June of 2024 through October of 2024, but the schedule may vary depending on the weather and types of murals.
Proposals are due February 15, 2024 by 3:30 p.m. The City will host a non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting on January 11, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. to answer any questions that potential respondents may have.
Questions can also be asked directly on the solicitation page, or emailed to [email protected] until January 31, 2024 by 3:30 p.m.
Please visit the City’s procurement portal to find the details of the Request for Proposals (RFP) – we look forward to your ideas!
The procurement portal can be found at https://procurement.opengov.com/portal/sweethomeor