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Funkytown Mural Project

Phase 1

About the Project:
The Funkytown Mural Project is a three-phase community-driven initiative led by "local" artist TuxedoKat aimed at enriching Downtown Concord with captivating murals that celebrate our city's past, present, and future. We're inviting "local" artists to join us in transforming blank walls into dynamic canvases that reflect the spirit of our community.


How You Can Get Involved:

  • Calling All Artists: Are you local to the Concord area and an artist with a passion for storytelling through art? We want to hear from you!

  • Community Collaboration: Participate in painting days where community members can contribute to the creation of these inspiring murals.

  • Spread the Word: Even if you're not an artist, you can play a vital role by sharing this opportunity with talented artists in your network.


How to Apply for Phase 1:
If you're ready to leave your mark on Downtown Concord, fill out our Call for Artists Google Form:

Deadline: March 31, 2024

What We're Looking For:

  • Artist Criteria: We value passion, dedication, and a connection to Cabarrus County. Your portfolio and experience with murals will be considered.

  • Submission Requirements: Provide your artist resume, answer key questions showcasing your understanding of local history, and ask any questions about the project.


  • Selected Artist(s) chosen via Funkytown-appointed committee. 

Phase 1 2024 | Timeline:
1. February & March: CONNECT WITH INTERESTED ARTISTS via *THIS* Application
2. Early April: Review the submitted applications.
3. April: Contact Artists
4. Late April: Artist Selection
5. Early May: Community Engagement Planning
   - Work with selected artist to plan community painting days.
   - Discuss and finalize the design concepts.
6. Mid-May: Publicly Announce Selected Artist & Artist's Design
7. June: Host community paint days throughout June.
8. Late-June: Project Completion
    - Complete any final touches.
    - Celebrate the successful completion of Phase 1 of the Funkytown Mural Project.

About the Wall:

  • Dimensions (16'x27')

  • Side of "Bail Bonds" Building - 90 Union Street South, Downtown Concord, NC

  • Adjacent to restaurant "2 Gal's" patio

  • Beautifies walkway from Union Street to Corban Parking Deck

  • Scaffolding Provided

  • Repaired flat stucco facade painted white

Budget Details:
- Stipend is $4,500
- Additional $500 for paint and materials
- Scaffolding will be provided  

Project Coordinator:

Local Concord artist Katlyn "Kat" Cornelius will serve as the dedicated Project Coordinator for the Funkytown Mural Project. With her expertise and guidance, the chosen artist will receive comprehensive support throughout every stage of the project. From logistics and timeline management to hands-on assistance and valuable mentorship, Kat will ensure that the artist has everything they need to bring their vision to life. Whether it's offering practical support to get the job done or providing guidance to help the artist grow and thrive as an entrepreneurial artist, Kat is committed to making this project a success.

Your support is essential to the success of this project. Whether you're an artist, art enthusiast, or community advocate, we invite you to share this message with your networks and help us reach every corner of our vibrant community.

Thank you for being part of Fulltime Funkytown's artistic journey in coloring Downtown Concord!

Katlyn "Kat" Cornelius | TuxedoKat
Funkytown Mural Project Coordinator

& the Fulltime Funkytown Team


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