Call for Artists: Mural Installation at Edward “Peel” Coleman Center


ArtsinStark, Visit Canton and Canton Parks and Recreation announce a call for artists to submit proposals for a new mural installation at the Edward “Peel” Coleman Center. The organizations are seeking a talented and visionary artist to create a unique piece that will enhance the entry and lobby area of the center. This mural will be a focal point for visitors, providing an inspiring and memorable experience.



  • Open to professional artists with experience in public art installations.
  • Artists must be able to complete the project by September 15, 2024.
  • The project is open to professional artists or artist teams that live or work in the following areas: (1) in Southeast Canton, Ohio; (2) in Canton, Ohio; (3) in State of Ohio; or (4) in the United States.

Project Description:

  • The mural should reflect the cultural richness, history, or cultural significance of the Edward “Peel” Coleman Center and the Southeast Canton community.
  • The wall is a cinder block wall measuring 33ft W x 9ft H.
  • The piece must be durable, safe, and suitable for indoor display.
  • Budget: $2900 inclusive of all artist fees, materials, installation, and related expenses.


Submission Requirements:

  1. Contact Information:
    • Full Name
    • Mailing Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Website (if applicable)


  1. Artist Statement:

A brief statement (up to 500 words) describing your artistic vision and approach, particularly in relation to public art.


  1. Examples of Previous Work:

Provide images and descriptions of three previous works. Each example should include:

    • Title of the work
    • Location of installation
    • Year of completion
    • Materials used
    • Dimensions
    • Brief description (up to 200 words) of the concept and execution


  1. Proposal for Edward “Peel” Coleman Center mural:
    • Conceptual drawings or sketches of the proposed sculpture
    • Description of materials and dimensions
    • Proposed timeline for completion
    • Budget breakdown


  1. Resume/CV:
    • Include relevant artistic experience, exhibitions, and any public art projects completed.


Submission Deadline:

  • All submissions must be received by July 31, 2024.


How to Submit:

  • Email all submission materials in a single PDF file to
  • Subject line: “Edward Peel Coleman Center Mural Submission – [Your Name]”


Selection Process:

  • A selection committee comprising representatives from ArtsinStark, Visit Canton, Canton Parks and Recreation and community members will review all submissions.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024
  • Notification of Selected Artist: August 5, 2024
  • Project Completion: September 15, 2024


Contact Information:

  • For any questions or additional information, please contact:
    Maureen Ater, President and CEO, ArtsinStark at 330-409-7607 or


We look forward to seeing your creative proposals and thank you for your interest in contributing to the artistic legacy of Edward “Peel” Coleman Center.

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