Calling local artists! Durham Food Hall opens in Liberty Warehouse March 2019 – help us bring the Hall to life by submitting a proposal for 1 or more of our 5 opportunities for murals.
Durham Food Hall is in the historic Liberty Warehouse, occupying a 15,000 square foot space with 10 mini eateries by top-tier Triangle chefs, two bars, multiple event spaces, and lots of seating for dining, gathering, coworking, live music, events, and more. There are six areas of varying size throughout the hall where we would like to have local artists create murals. More info on the specific placements below. The entire Hall will maintain sustainable values throughout, with regular practices like composting and re-using materials at every chance.
Submit your artist sketch, resume, and references to paint a mural by 6 p.m. on January 11, 2019.
Artists will be selected based on
Wall at Back of Walking Ramp
16′ x 10′-6″ wall at the back of a walking ramp from the lower level to the higher level of the main floor.
The stipend for this wall is $600-$1200, depending on the final square footage chosen by
Choose one of four 1st floor non-gendered restrooms to paint the walls above 42” (which is where we plan to have tile stop). We’re open to a mural which would cover one wall (40 sq ft) with some elements crossing over to adjacent walls and/or the ceiling, or a traveling piece which incorporates multiple walls and/or the ceiling. These murals are not required to fully cover every inch of the walls. We’d like at least 3 out of 4 walls to be touched by the art. The bathrooms are designed to be monochromatic(varying shades are great), so we’re looking for designs to match the tile and light fixture choices which will be:
- Bathroom 1: blue
- Bathroom 2: black and blue
- Bathroom 3: orange
- Bathroom 4: yellow and orange
Stipend for each bathroom is $200.
Artists will be able to access the space for painting in early-mid February. Work will be featured in soft-opening events and Grand Opening, and artist names will be included in press mentions and tagged on social media. We’re happy for artists to also tastefully sign their names by their murals.
Artists may work in teams.
To submit, please include the space you’re interested in, a simple sketch of your proposed design, your resume, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Space
Location: Durham Food Hall, 530 Foster St., Suite 1, in downtown Durham.
After its heyday as one of the longest running and most successful tobacco auction houses in the South, Liberty became an artist haven, home to Liberty Arts Studio and Foundry (where Major The Bull was poured!) and The Scrap Exchange. It has since been re-developed into an apartment building with ground floor retail, where Durham Food Hall has found its home.