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LexArts partners with New Vista to issue call for artists to commission large-scale mural in Lexington


LexArts, in partnership with New Vista, has announced a call for artists to commission a large-scale mural for one of New Vista’s office locations at 201 Mechanic Street in Lexington.

Through a statewide Request for Qualifications, three artists will be paid $500 to create a proposal specific to the New Vista location. One artist will be awarded $10,000 to realize their proposal. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 14. For more information and to apply, please visit Form.JotForm.com/LexArts/New-Vista-Mual–Lexington-KY. For information on additional LexArts Artist Opportunities, please visit LexArts.org/Connect/Artist-Opportunities.

Ame Sweetall

“LexArts is proud to continue to facilitate and grow the Lexington Mural Project, the first murals of which were created in 2008,” said Ame Sweetall, LexArts’ Interim President & CEO. “Because of the generosity, community spirit and civic pride of local businesses like New Vista and individuals who continue to invest in the beautification of Lexington, murals with interesting subject matter and vibrant pops of color are brightening areas all across the city.”

New Vista is the nonprofit Community Mental Health Center serving Central Kentucky, headquartered in Lexington, serving 25,000 Kentuckians each year with services in mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The mission of New Vista is to assist children, adults and families in the enhancement of their emotional, mental and physical well-being, particularly those who have limited options for meeting their behavioral health needs.

For more information, visit www.newvista.org or call the 24-Hour Helpline at 1-800-928-8000.

From LexArts

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