Request for Qualifications for New Dunwoody MARTA Mural
The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs), in collaboration with the City of Dunwoody, MARTA, and Living Walls, is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams for the commission of a site specific public mural.
Request for Qualifications submissions are now closed.
Mural installation underway in May 2023.
Submissions are now closed. Thank you to all the artists that submitted their qualifications.
The Dekalb Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs), in collaboration with the City of Dunwoody, MARTA Artbound, and Living Walls is seeking qualifications from artists or artist teams for the commission of a site-specific outdoor public mural at the Dunwoody MARTA Station on the south side of the station’s parking garage. The mural will be installed in 2023.
Artists will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Dunwoody Art Commission members, community members, senior art and design professionals, MARTA’s Director of Art in Transit, and PCID staff members. The selection committee will pre-select three artists to prepare a detailed concept for the mural. The selected artists will be given a $1,000 honorarium each (mockup fee).
The final selected artist or artist team will be awarded $50,000 (artist fee). The additional production costs include but are not limited to materials, installation, assistants and site manager fees, insurance requirements, etc. These production costs will be covered and managed by Living Walls. Artists must demonstrate the ability to execute work suitable for outdoors with the ability to withstand the elements of the local climate, as well as interaction with the general public.
ABOUT THE SITE
The Dunwoody MARTA Station is one of Perimeter Center’s most visible stations and a key connection point for the district’s residents, employees, and visitors. This station is within walking distance of Perimeter Mall and other shopping establishments and major employers including State Farm and Insight Global, providing a connection with Xpress commuter buses. Additionally, “last-mile” shuttles provide commuters with access between the Dunwoody Station, many multi-tenant commercial properties, and visitors with access to hotel shuttle services.
The City of Dunwoody, the Dekalb PCIDs, and MARTA are all actively investing in station upgrades to provide increased visibility and an improved experience for patrons. This project was proposed due to an initiative for public art enhancements and additional placemaking activities led by the City of Dunwoody. The chosen mural site provides high visibility.
Our first mural project with the City of Dunwoody and MARTA at Dunwoody Station is called The Commuters. It’s a 70-foot wide 3-panel mural designed by Neka King and painted by Neka King and CloudxCruiser. The mural was installed in 2021 as part of improvements to the shuttle loop in the parking structure. It’s one of the largest pieces of public art in the area.
The City of Dunwoody embraces Public Art and strives to implement art to be enjoyed and appreciated by the community. The Dunwoody Art Commission has adopted the Public Art Implementation Plan, which outlines the goals and themes for expanding public art in the City and specifically addresses the Perimeter Center area.
The Perimeter Community Improvement Districts (PCIDs) plans and implements vital transportation improvements to enhance mobility and access to the Central Perimeter Business Districts. The PCIDs is home to the largest retail mall in the state, dozens of dining locations, premier retailers, and multi- and single-family housing options, the Center is one of the Southeast’s leading live, work, and play communities.
For two decades, the PCIDs have led efforts to accelerate transportation and infrastructure improvements at the crossroads of I-285 and GA 400 to create the South’s premier livable center. In that time, the PCIDs, along with their partners at state and local levels, have invested in public improvements that continue to transform the once suburban, auto-centric commercial district into one of the fastest growing,most dynamic transit-oriented activity centers in the Southeast United States.
Perimeter Connects, a program of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts, supports the vitality of the Central Perimeter area by providing free transportation consulting services to employers and commercial properties as well as implementing transportation solutions to improve access and mobility in the Central Perimeter area.
Visit www.PerimeterCID.org for more information about the PCIDs and Perimeter Connects.
In June 2017, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) launched its public art program titled “Artbound”, with the goal of bringing high-quality visual and performing arts to the stations to enhance the ridership experience. Artbound and MARTA are proud to partner with the PCIDs and the City of Dunwoody on placemaking the project at the Dunwoody MARTA station. For more information on Artbound, please visit itsmarta.com/artbound.
Living Walls creates inclusive, intentional, thought-provoking public art to inspire social change. With over 10 years of experience curating and producing murals, installations, immersive experiences, community gatherings, and conversations, they envision a world where public art acts as a social and economic engine, where it is foundational to the growth and evolution of cities and channels the spirit and culture of local communities. For more information, visit livingwallsatl.com and follow @livingwallsatl on Instagram.
Questions and answers are now closed. Thank you.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
No! All artists over the age of 18 are welcome to apply. Please note that the artist fee is inclusive of all travel and accommodations.
The mural space is approximately 2,900 sq ft. There is not a requirement for the amount of space to be covered. However, the entire space should be included in the design.