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Call for Artists

Riverworks Development Corporation is seeking artists’ proposals for a hand-painted mural on the exterior walls at The Connector Building 274 East Keefe Avenue.

The building is located on the corner of North Richards Street and East Keefe Avenue. This new development along the Beerline Trail will serve as the anchor and accessway for the future development of the B-Line Park, a linear park project that will serve Harambee, Riverwest and the surrounding communities.  The Connector Building will house a café and community space for residents to gather, have various events. 

The Connector Building Mural Project 

Riverworks Development Corporation received funding through the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program, a creative placemaking grant to support activities that integrate arts, culture and design into community development.


For this project, the goal of the mural design is to create a welcoming atmosphere surrounding the new development of the Connector Building, a community space, café and a Beerline Trail rest, gathering and programming space. This mural should be representative of the communities it serves, Harambee and Riverwest. Creating a hub for programming focused on civic engagement, arts and culture. 

Project Timeline: 

Monday, March 20th       Deadline for receipt of concept 

Monday, April 19th          Notification of selected artist(s)

Friday, May 12th              Final design completed

Monday, May 22nd          Artist may start the mural installation on or after date

Friday, June 30th            Mural completion date

*Timeline is tied to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and is nonnegotiable

If you are an interested in learning more about the project and responding to the Request for Proposal, click “Connector Building Mural Project RFP” below for details.  

If you have any questions about the project or the application process please contact Amy, Community Creative Placemaking Coordinator at or call 414.882.7429

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