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Art Alley



What is the Art Alley Project?

The Art Alley Project is the first of many potential mural projects directed by Kingman Main Street through its Place-Making initiative. Kingman Main Street is inviting visual artists to submit applications with concepts for this outdoor public mural. A successful design for this project would be surrealistic, entirely unique, and non-conventional. Expressionistic works are also encouraged! Even though the site is in an alley, it will be very visible to visitors along Route 66 and is very close to sites and businesses frequented downtown.

Artists demonstrating a level of skill and/or experience that is commensurate with the proposed scope and budget are invited to submit qualifications to this project opportunity.

Project Details

This permanent mural is to be located on the alley-side wall of The Beale Street Theater, located on 3rd St and Beale St (304 Beale St. Kingman, AZ 86401). The chosen medium will be acrylic latex paint to ensure the longevity of an outdoor painting. The mural will be installed on the above pictured wall, which will be cleared of all fixtures and wiring as well as primed for paint application. The mural and design should encompass the entire wall (1092 SQ. FT. total).


$5,000.00 is available for the entire project.

  • $2,500.00 (Commission)

  • $500.00 (Artist(s) living expenses prearranged by Kingman Main Street)

  • Up to $400.00 (Travel expenses)

  • Housing for the full length of the project will be provided (Up to 3 weeks)

  • The remainder of the budget will be allocated to supplies, equipment and labor costs.

All necessary equipment and supplies to complete the project will be provided by Kingman Main Street. (any supplies/equipment purchased by Kingman Main Street will remain the property of Kingman Main Street.)

Entry Guidelines

You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for this opportunity.

We are seeking an individual or persons who meet the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with public art/murals

  • Aesthetic excellence in the design and execution of completed projects

  • Ability to work with a steering committee comprised of community/Kingman Main Street members

  • Ability to create a concept design that captures audience interest, elicits emotional response, and inspires.

Selection Process

An artist selection panel comprised of Kingman Main Street members will be convened to evaluate all submissions/concept(s) and select a finalist. The Art Alley panel will review and ultimately select the final artist based on their submitted qualifications, interests, and designs. 

If you are selected, you will be expected to execute the painting of the wall with our support. We will be providing an art assistant as well as volunteers to help set-up, clean-up and paint under your guidance and instruction.

The entry window for submissions has closed. Thank you to all the artists who have applied. Our selection committee will be convening on August 1st to select the winning concept. The winning artist will be notified shortly thereafter.

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