Edit: The application period is closed. 

The City is looking for artists to design and paint a massive 12-foot-tall, 300-foot-long mural along an Iowa City Airport hanger facing South Riverside Drive. 

The Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee and the Iowa City Airport Commission are seeking artists to submit their qualifications for the project; the deadline is Nov. 14, 2022. 

Initially, three artists will be selected and paid a stipend of $500 each to more fully develop a concept for the mural. From those, the Airport Commission will select the preferred concept and enter into an agreement with the artist for the mural. The budget for the mural is $38,400.

Those interested can read the Request for Qualifications online

Artists will be responsible for presenting a mural concept, responding to Commission and stakeholder input, refining a final design, and painting the mural on the hanger wall. While the final design will be done by the artist, the Airport Commission suggests the mural reference the storied history of aviation in Iowa City.

The goal of the project is to create an eye-catching mural that will greet drivers, pilots, passengers, and pedestrians entering Iowa City from the south on South Riverside Drive, as well as provide a visual cue about the history, activities, and highlights of the Iowa City Airport.  

Airport hanger that will be used as part of a new mural project.
The mural will be along the front hanger facing South Riverside Drive.
Aerial photo of a 300-foot hanger at the Iowa City Airport.
The hanger is a massive 12-foot-tall, 300-foot-long.
Entrance to the Iowa City Airport, including a sign and model plane.
The Airport Commission suggests the mural reference the storied history of aviation in Iowa City.

Date of publication

Monday, October 24, 2022

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