Artists sought for Richmond project

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Photo courtesy of the Contra Costa County Family Justice Center.

By Molly Myman

The West Contra Costa County Family Justice Center (WCCCFJC) is looking for a local Bay Area artist to come up with a creative design to beautify an exterior drainpipe.

The multi-service facility at 256 24th St. in Richmond, which supports families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse and human trafficking, is inviting an artist or a team of artists to propose a design with a positive message for its visitors such as safety, hope, or future goals. Proposals can come in the form of paintings, graphics, mosaics, mixed media, murals, or similar visual arts. The budget for the project has a maximum of $10,000. Applications are due by Oct. 1.

Richmond residents and Richmond-based arts organizations are encouraged to apply, as well as Bay Area artists. The winning candidate will be selected in January 2022 following an extensive selection process.

Click here for more information on eligible materials, the selection process, deadlines, or to submit application documents. Any inquiries can be directed to Winifred_Day@ci.richmond.us.

The City of Richmond Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) has partnered with the WCCCFJC for the project, as part of the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission (RACC).