Powell Kroger seeks mural artist

KNOXVILLE, TN – Kroger has announced a request for qualifications from interested artists for a large-scale indoor artwork to be located at the soon-to-be completed Kroger Grocery Store in the Powell neighborhood at exit 112 off Interstate-75. This 12.5’ x 5’ artwork will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within the store. The artwork should use local references to evoke a creative, uplifting feeling that encourages community and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood.

The deadline for qualifications to be received is Friday, July 1, 2016.

The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the greater Knoxville area.

Finalists will be chosen based on their examples of work, experience, and their connection to the Powell/Knox County community and asked to submit a proposal meeting installation requirements. Of the finalists submitting proposals, one will be selected to create the artwork for the new Powell Kroger opening September 2016. The deadline for selected finalists to submit their proposals is August 1. Payment to the selected artist is $7,500 including all materials. Visit http://www.knoxalliance.com/kroger/ for more information.

There is no application fee. To be considered, artists should submit up to three examples of their work (including title, medium, and dimensions), a brief resume, two professional references, and an explanation of their connection to the community to LZ@knoxalliance.com.