Muralists Sought for Public Art at New Essex Street Market
According to the press release, announced via Facebook, the canvas is above the entrance to the Market’s demonstration and teaching kitchen. The spot in question is visible from the public seating area, as well as Broome Street through the building’s floor-to-ceiling glass.
“We are most interested in designs that add visual impact and draw attention to this highly visible area of the market,” the request for proposals notes. “Artists may wish to consider incorporating a reflection of the market’s sense of community and historical significance, as well as reference to food items and/or vendors represented at the market into their designs.”
The winning artist receives $10,000 compensation.
The effort is organized by the Lower East Side Partnership, which has been tasked with marketing the Market the last few years.
Submission deadline is February 18.
The Essex Street Market, which last month celebrated its 79th birthday, will open at Essex Crossing sometime this spring.