Greater Parkersburg
Downtown Entities Seek Public Input for Mural

Downtown Entities Seek Public Input for Mural

Main Street PKB needs your help with their efforts to create a more visually appealing downtown. Here is your chance to use your artistic skills to improve your community! We are asking you to design a selfie station/mural that will be painted on the Avery Street side of the Greater Parkersburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The winning artist will be commissioned to paint their work on that wall.

The space for the outdoor selfie station/mural is approximately seven feet by seven feet. The surface of the exterior wall is Dryvit surface similar to stucco in texture.

This mural design is to be done with local river history in mind. There will be a freestanding captains wheel installed in front of the mural. What might you see as you cruise down the Ohio? What is unique to this area?


Contest Theme: “Rolling on the Ohio River”


Deadline: March 8, 2019


Cost: There is no fee for entry


Who can enter: Artists age 16 and over


Reward: You will be paid $500 to paint your image on the wall for everyone to enjoy. We cover your supply costs. You can sign your work and take a selfie!


Sponsored by the Arts and Culture Committee of Main Street PKB


Submission Process:

Email your work to
Please attach a good quality JPEG, PNG or TIFF image.
In the body of the email include your name, the title of your work, your email address and phone number.
If you have exterior mural painting experience or mural samples you may include that information in the body of your message.
Include a materials list, including the products that you intend to use for priming surface and finishing/sealing the completed mural.


More Info:


All works submitted for the competitions must be original works of art. No reproductions of copyrighted or other material will be accepted.
Think about how people will interact with this selfie station. How will they stand to take their photo?
If your image is selected, you will have six weeks from that announcement to complete the painting of the selfie station/mural.


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