Main Street Mural

Project Intent

The Sylvania Community Arts Commission (SCAC) is seeking artist submissions to enhance the exterior wall of a prominent office building in Downtown Sylvania’s Red Bird Arts District. The committee seeks artists to design and paint a mural that will embody the concept of Community, and what community means to the artist.


The centrally located site sits at 5658 North Main St., Sylvania, Ohio 43560. The building is owned by John Wallace who leases out several offices to local businesses, including his remodeling business, ReNew Properties, as well as residential units on the second floor. The wall is best viewed by entering the parking lot that is shared by J&G‘s Pizza Palace and Edward Jones Investment Group. The SCAC encourages artists to visit the location in person and to keep in mind the low portion of the wall that is blocked by cars/parking as well as the tree that covers the right edge. The project site is 92’ wide by 20’ high.

Application Media/Fee

The committee will accept up to 3 completed designs per artist or team fitting the given dimensions for the project and presented in full-color. The design must be submitted as a JPG or PDF accompanied by a $10 entry fee per design which can be paid online using the link on the right. Label each design as follows: artistlastname.entry1.jpg, artistlastname.entry2.jpg, artistlastname.entry3.jpg (or .pdf) and submit the application with a letter describing your intent and conceptual approach for the project. Please include your full name, address and contact info and submit your application by June 20th, 2016.

Selection & Prize

The SCAC Public Art Committee will review all artist submissions and select a winner in July of 2016. The winning artist will complete the painting of the mural in August of 2016 with all supplies paid for and will be awarded the prize of $2,000 which has been donated by Dave White Chevrolet.  A dedication ceremony will take place in the parking lot in September 2016.

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Thank you for submitting your art work. We look forward to reviewing all of the designs and making our community a better place through art!

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Questions can be directed to David Navarre, Chair of the Public Art Committee of Sylvania Community Arts Commission at 419.490.6088 or