Could it be you?

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
May 22, 2019
Courtesy Staunton Convention & Visitors Bureau

Virginia is for mural lovers.

The idyllic small town of Staunton, Virginia is looking for an artist to design a new mural "on a downtown wall that reflects the spirit and culture of Staunton."

Per NBC 29, Virginia Tourism Corporation has given Staunton a $10,000 50 Years of Love Grant — $7,000 of which will go to the art and artist, and the remaining funds will handle other administrative and sundry costs — to bring a vibrant new mural to Staunton's downtown area. (Staunton is about 45 minutes outside of Charlottesville.)

If you think you have what it takes to be the winning muralist, you can learn about the requirements and how to submit your proposal here. Well, we think this calls out for camping out at Réunion Bakery & Espresso and plotting our entry. Or perhaps staring at the sweeping Blue Ridge Mountains at Betsy Bell Wilderness Park for some local inspiration. Or slurping down some bloody marys at Zynodoa's Sunday brunch. Or...

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Not a Picasso yourself? If you know a creative soul who would be great at designing this special mural, be sure to encourage them to apply and share this story.

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