Project Overview:

Through a partnership between The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and Main Street DeFuniak Springs, we will develop a high-quality, immersive art experience that is representative of downtown DeFuniak Springs, as well as celebrate the history of this beloved building. The mural will serve as a source of inspiration and pride as it will be installed on the exterior facade facing the highly-trafficked Baldwin Avenue. 

  • MDS and CAA are seeking an artist to design a background in which to incorporate historic photos. The desired outcome is to create an immersive exhibit.
  • A vinyl wrap will be printed and installed on existing windows of The Big Store building in Downtown DeFuniak Springs.  
     

Location:

Exterior Facade of The Big Store building windows + vestibules. Artists will need to consider the vestibules in their design as well as the shades of pink currently on the building. 

View photos of building exterior > here.

Physical Address: 782 Baldwin Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435
 

Theme:

DeFuniak Springs: A vibrant downtown, rich in character

*Artwork must include the historic images within the design > download historic photo files here.
 

Specs:
 TBD


Goals:

The artwork should embrace the historic character and the authentic identity that history brings to the heart of Downtown DeFuniak Springs. The goals of the project are to create a vibrant exterior mural in the form of a vinyl window wrap to activate The Big Store storefront while honoring the past. 

The artwork will celebrate the rich history of the community, while helping breathe new life into downtown. The result will be an engaging and inspirational piece that can be reproduced in the form of merchandise, marketing collateral, etc. to further capture what makes downtown DeFuniak Springs a special place to live, work and play.

*Please note that MDS and CAA may request slight edits to proposed designs to fit the city's desired aesthetic.
 

Timeline:

  • Artist Call Live May 17, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. CST.
  • Deadline for submissions June 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
  • Artist selection and collaboration by July 1, 2024.
  • Final deliverables (print-ready files) due by July 12, 2024.
  • Installation of vinyl window wrap by August 1, 2024.

*Timeline subject to change.
 

Main Street DeFuniak Springs Mission:

Main Street DeFuniak Springs mission is to preserve, protect, maintain and improve the historic downtown district of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and to increase community events and economic vitality to the downtown business district region.


Contact Courtney Malone: courtney@culturalartsalliance.com with any submission questions.
 

About the Project:

Inspired by the town’s history, the anchor represents Freeport’s heritage as a port city. As part of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County’s Art Public Spaces program, Freeport’s cast concrete anchors will be placed in front of sponsor businesses, public parks, city buildings, churches and Hammock Bay Regional Sports Complex among other identified locations within the City of Freeport. 

The project aims to bring visibility to Walton County’s thriving artist community and provide the City of Freeport beautification and a sense of place. Artists selected to participate in the Art in Public Spaces beautification program will use their time and talents to provide cultural enrichment, support commerce and tourism, and leave a legacy for future generations.

Artists are invited to review the criteria below and submit proposals to beautify a 4.5' cast concrete anchor with a 10” base.
 

Artist Call Criteria:

  1. Artist must be either a Walton County Resident, own a Walton County business/gallery, and/or be a member of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County.
  2. Artist to provide 3-5 examples of past artwork. Sculpture or 3D art examples are a plus.
  3. If artist would like to provide a mockup of an idea, download anchor mockup here.
  4. Artwork must be appropriate to the general public and family-friendly. 
  5. A stipend of $1,000 will be provided to purchase art supplies and materials; any materials needed above and beyond the allocated amount will be the responsibility of the artist. A sealant will be applied upon completion. 
  6. Artist must disclose materials that will be used in production so they may be approved by the Anchored in Freeport Committee.  
  7. Artist will be required to provide a plan for maintenance, cleaning and upkeep to present to the Anchored in Freeport Committee and shared with the City of Freeport to preserve the sculptures integrity.
  8. Artist will supply headshot and bio for promotional use.
     

Timeline:

  • Artist Call LIVE May 15, 2024 at 12:00 a.m. CST
  • Artist submissions due by June 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • Artists chosen by July 22, 2024 
  • Artists to work on anchors beginning August 5, 2024

*Timeline is subject to change.


 


 


 

The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County seeks emerging and established visual artists for its Public Artist Directory.

Selected applicants are eligible for inclusion on the CAA's Art in Public Spaces web page. This database will be shared for participation in various Walton County projects, and artists may be contracted to design, fabricate, and install public art. Artwork sites may include properties such as local businesses, libraries, recreation centers, parks, sidewalks, and more.

Artists will be selected for the database based on history of past work, community engagement, and ability to collaborate with the CAA employees and project liaisons. A selection panel will convene to screen all eligible applications.

For questions, contact Courtney Malone at courtney@culturalartsalliance.com

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Letter of Interest
  • Current Resume or C/V
  • Artist Bio
  • Minimum Three (3) Examples of Previous Projects
  • Work Description: image, title, media, date, dimensions, location (if site-specific), materials, project budget, commissioning entity
  • Three (3) References

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The CAA is requesting feedback once your project has completed. Please answer questions thoroughly.

The Miramar Beach Creative Campus 2024 Summer Market is coming up for our wonderful community and provides opportunity to creatives, artists, ceramicists and makers. It will be a day full of creativity and shopping local for residents and tourists alike. 

The event is scheduled for 4 p.m to 8 p.m on June 6 at The Miramar Beach Creative Campus (MBCC)

All CAA member creatives are invited to apply to be a vendor and sell their original art works at our summer market. We will be limited to 20 spots. All submissions will be juried and invitations to participate will be sent out on May 22, 2024. Artists will have until May 30 to accept the invitation to participate. Artists must email your acceptances to Pam Singh at pam@culturalartsalliance.com


Exhibitors will be given space to accommodate a 6 foot table** located outside in the parking lot and/or on the porch. Load-in will be between 1:30p.m.- 3:30 p.m on June 6, all the set up MUST be complete before 3:45pm.


APPLICATION DEADLINES -

Application Period –  April 15 through May 21

Invitations – May 22

Artist Acceptances - on or before May 30 via email.

Market Date – June 6

Market Time – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm


 

RULES/REGULATIONS -

  • Artists and vendors will need to submit 3 example images of their work.
  • 4'X6' table space for one table will be provided at no cost (Artist need to bring their own table and table cloth)
  • Artworks limited to no bigger than 12"X12"12"
  • No more than two people manning one vendor table.
  • All Art must be original and handcrafted by the artist who is present at the show. Individuals selling work that is not their own or otherwise misrepresenting their work or themselves are requested to refrain from applying. No manufactured items are to be displayed or sold.
  • Artists must be present during the entire open hours of the show and must personally staff their booth.
  • Work must match the proportions depicted in submitted images.
  • Displays must remain within assigned space. No infringement into public areas, and into the spaces of other vendors.
  • No sharing tables unless all artist vendors are represented in juried images.
  • Artist need to bring their own table, chairs and table cloth
  • Prints and reproductions are not will not be allowed to be sold.
  • Space assignments are at the sole discretion of the MBCC and are not interchangeable. MBCC will accept and do its best to honor special requests, but cannot make any guarantees.
  • MBCC staff will inspect booths onsite to ensure rules and standards are adhered and if you do not comply with it you will be asked to leave the market.
  • No more than two (2) people manning a space during the event hours.
  • Artists cannot breakdown early *No Excuses or Exceptions *You will not be allowed back next time!
  • You must make your own arrangements to be able to charge items at the market.
  • This is an artist market and all goods on display must be available for sale.
  • Sales tax must be collected and remitted to the State of Florida.
  • Event location, spot allocations, and vendor acceptances solely at CAA's discrete.
  • CAA/MBCC will not charge any commissions from your sales, but we always encourage donations to support our non-profit's mission to help support as many artists as we can.
     
Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (FL)