Alton Main Street is calling all artists who might like to create a new mural in the city of Alton. The picture will be painted on a long wall at the site of the Farmer's and Artisan's Market at 9th and Piasa Streets, and should have a river theme. The deadline to submit proposals is July 2 at 5pm and submissions can be made in person with a hard copy, or electronically.
The theme is called "A river runs through us" and Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany says aside from the title, the rest is open to interpretation with one twist:
McGibany says the site is highly visible and should attract a lot of attention, and they've already set aside about $3,500 as a stipend for the artists work. For more information, call 463-1016.