SKOWHEGAN — WesArts Arts Council, Somerset County’s only regional arts council, seeks proposals for two outdoor murals depicting milestones in the town’s history.

The murals will be located at the Hight building in the downtown parking concourse and the Skowhegan Saving Bank Records Building on U.S. Route 201. The Hight mural must depict the history of the Skowhegan State Agricultural Fair, while the bank building mural will depict other important milestones in Skowhegan history.

The intent of this Maine Bicentennial mural project is to increase the vibrancy of downtown Skowhegan.

Submitting artists must be 18 or older, reside in Maine (proposals by central Maine artists will have preference), and attend an inaugural unveiling ceremony.

Project guidelines, and information on the submission and selection process — and those with questions about this RFP or would like discuss a proposal — can contact WesArts project coordinator Saskia Reinholt at 207-218-2072 or [email protected].

The RFP opened April 15 and closes June 15. The proposal and artist will be selected in July, and the mural installed in September. For more information, visit

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