MURAL Colonie Center is seeking an artist to create a unique indoor mural Artist applications are being accepted through Monday, August 2, 2021 CALL FOR ARTISTS! CALL FOR ARTISTS

Paid Artist Opportunity Kicks-Off the 2021 Colonie Center Mural Project!

Colonie Center is dedicated to fostering community collaborations and partnerships. As a destination for unique experiences, the property wants to celebrate all that it has to offer: entertainment, retail, dining, and engaging, modern spaces.

The Colonie Center mural project seeks an artist to create a unique indoor mural, with all expenses paid! Reflecting the spirit of the Capital Region, the Call for Artists encourages applications to celebrate community and coming together at Colonie Center.

We invite your imagination to create a mural that builds community and connection. Join our mission in bringing an enhanced experience to life by completing the artist application below.



Monday, August 2, 2021


Wednesday, August 4, 2021


Friday, August 6, 2021


August 2021


Any artist or team who can (1) demonstrate artistic excellence, (2) complete the project on-time, and (3) within the budget allotted, are encouraged to apply. All artist applicants must be at least 18 years of age and currently reside in the Capital Region.


Create a public art piece for an indoor environment that reflects the spirit of the Capital Region.

Engage the community by opening a new, highly-visible mural space promoting interaction, participation and opportunities for collaboration.


Designated 1400 sq. ft. space on the interior wall of Colonie Center’s management office and restroom hallway. Dimensions and a photo of the space are included below. Artists should specify any surface preparation(s) needed prior to painting, such as priming, base paint color, etc. The base paint/primer is not a part of the artist budget.


Artist submissions must utilize a color palette and design that is appropriate and family friendly.

  • Click on the Application button above and complete the form on the page.
  • All fields of the application must be submitted online, in digital format. Mailed applications will not be considered. Renderings may be completed by digital media or by-hand and scanned. Final renderings may be included as a link in the application or sent via Dropbox to
  • Proposed budget should account for artist fee(s), supplies, travel-related expenses and all other associated costs, including insurance.
  • A mural pricing sample must be submitted. The total budget allocated for this project is $15,000. Pricing includes all materials, all artist fees and all taxes. A sample pricing plan is included for reference. DOWNLOAD SAMPLE PLAN »
  • A narrative and design illustrating the concept is required for each submission. Please include detailed information of the project, such as concept, paint type, cost and projected timeline for completion.
  • Supporting materials, such as link(s) to your artist website, online portfolio, or links to images of past work, projects, press/media, and other applicable information is required. Samples of previous work should specify size, materials, cost, and the location of other public works, as applicable. References of previous projects or collaborations are suggested, but not required.

The deadline for artist application submissions is
Monday, August 2, 2021.


Artists will retain all ownership of their artwork and any design ideas incorporated within this application at the time of submission. Upon selecting an artist or artist team, a contract will be executed and signed by the artist and Colonie Center. At the time a contract is awarded, the ownership of the design and the artwork produced, in this case the public/private art mural project, will become the property of Colonie Center.

Thoughtful consideration and various perspectives will be solicited to discuss and determine which artist candidate(s) best meet the Colonie Center mural project goals and objectives. The final selections will be made by a small committee comprised of members of the Colonie Center management office.

Financial compensation and insurance for completion of the mural will be executed in accordance with the agreed upon contract between the artist(s) and the center.