SAN DIEGO– Barons Market, a family-owned grocery store, requests proposals from local artists to create a public mural inside its premiere North Park location. The selected artist will craft lasting artwork on a four-sided column that visually represents the theme of “growing community through food and art.”
Open to artists living in San Diego – ideally in North Park and surrounding communities – the request for proposals is the first step in a three-stage selection process. Interested artists are encouraged to submit their portfolio, resume and short letter of interest by August 25.
“When Barons opens a new location, we strive to weave the very fabric of the community into our store,” says Barons Market Vice President of Marketing Rachel Shemirani. “We hope that the artist who designs this piece of our first urban location will share Barons’ passion for community.”
Barons’ location at 3231 E. University Avenue will feature North Park-inspired interior design that blends the vibrancy of the neighborhood with modern architecture. According to Shemirani, the neighborhood deserves a grocery store that has as much character and charisma as the people who live there.
Only artists with reviewable portfolios are eligible to apply. For information on eligibility, project specifications and timeline, click here to view the full request for proposals.