Monday, May 25, 2020

Call for Artists: The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) “Wave To The Past” Mural on Washington Avenue

“Wave To The Past” Art Call for a Mural on Washington Avenue. Deadline: Open

Mural Rules and Regulations


This is a search for an artist. The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) is hoping to add a little color to Washington Avenue. The BID is sponsoring a (1) "Our New Heroes", (2) “Wave To The Past” art mural for an empty building at 1543 Washington Avenue. The first mural should illustrate appreciation to the heroes of COVID-19 and the other Murals to the historic entertainers who enhanced Miami Beach such as Muhammad Ali, Jackie Gleason, Prince, Versace .....

"Local artists will receive priority however, we invite artists from around the world to apply. Three (3) artists will be selected to create 3 different images for the next year (1 per quarter) . The artist will have 30 days to create art on the building."


The Mural is open to all Floridians, 18 years old and above. Participant may enter the contest solo or may form a team of 2 to 3 members only.


The Executive Board of the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District will narrow down the selections, and have the final say on the winning artwork. The deadline OPEN.

Specifications of the Mural

The mural should concentrate on 3D interactive paintings, the murals should have 3D elements on their design.

Wall Size: (see picture above); participant should be able to use the whole space provided.

Medium: Acrylic Latex paint

Originality: The artwork must be an original work. It should be wholly conceptualized and executed by the participant.

Obscene and offensive entries will be rejected outright.



All participants must submit the following requirements via email.

i. Designs must be submitted in jpeg file.          

ii. Designs must be at 300 dpi resolution

Submission Guidelines

a. The required file documents and the mural design  must be submitted to

Email subject:          

i. For solo participants:                  

[MURAL ENTRY] Last Name, First Name                  

Example: [MURAL ENTRY] Luna, Juan          

ii. For team participants:
[MURAL ENTRY] Team Name                  

Example: [MURAL ENTRY] Team

Deadline of submission Open.

Please include 3 images of your art work.


All submitted designs will undergo preliminary screening. Designs will be screened by Washington Avenue BID and Executive Board.

A Washington Avenue Business Improvement District employee will get in touch with the participants within 15 days via phone call and email if he/she/they advance/s to the actual mural contest. A list of the finalists will be posted in the on Washington Avenue Website between now and determination date.

Artwork can be made by posting artwork to the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District’s website (Washavemb/, or by emailing:


By entering you are giving the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District, and their affiliates explicit rights to use your photo, an image of your art for publicity purposes, including but not limited to press, social media, digital activation and promotional activation.


Artist compensation $2,500.
All essential material will be paid by the Washington Avenue Business Improvement District

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