Lucky’s Market: Call for Artists

Applications open: May 30 – June 26, 2024

The Lucky’s Courtyard Mural Project call for artists is now open! ⁠Lucky’s Market is accepting proposals from Artists who are interested in painting a small mural or creating an interactive sculpture project in the courtyard at the Lucky’s complex in North Boulder. ⁠The project scope includes small mural walls and garden bed space for an interactive sculpture.

Lucky’s is excited to support local artists and creatives for this community project. Lucky’s invites Colorado artists to submit projects that address themes about food, farming, healthy living, family, and our Boulder community. All projects should be inclusive, kid, and community-friendly. We ask that any artists submitting a 3-D sculptural proposal consider submitting ideas that are interactive and inclusive to all ages. The Lucky’s Courtyard Mural Project is an opportunity for artists to gain exposure and experience in painting murals or installing sculptures in a public setting. The Lucky’s courtyard is located at 3960 Broadway Ave, Boulder, CO 80304, between Lucky’s Market and Lucky’s Bakehouse Cafe.

Our goal for Lucky’s Courtyard Mural Project is to bring more public art to the North Boulder community and encourage excitement about good food and community. We are excited to offer opportunities to local artists. Artists of all experience levels are encouraged to apply. This project is an opportunity for emerging artists to expand their portfolio.

Application Process:
All submissions will be juried by a committee of Lucky’s representatives. Chosen projects will be reviewed by the marketing committee at Lucky’s to ensure the subject matter aligns with Lucky’s brand and that no offensive or inappropriate content is included. Once approved, the artist will be contacted to confirm commitment to the project. Artists will then be asked to submit their final designs by Monday, July 15th. All designs will go to Lucky’s Management for final review/approval. Project installation will begin the weekend of July 26th.

Interested artists should fill out the submission form including a link containing a design concept and 2 examples of previous work. All submissions are due by 11:59 pm, June 26th.

Artist Expectations:
• The artist should be available to begin installing the mural or sculpture on the weekend of Friday, July 26, 2024. If the artists need more time to complete their art installation after the weekend of July 26, they will be expected to coordinate with Lucky’s team to schedule working times.
• Artists are expected to consider long-term conservation and maintenance of their art projects. All murals will be coated in mural shield and/or graffiti guard by the artist to protect the art from sun damage, and vandalism, ensuring the art can be properly maintained. Interactive 3-D work should be fabricated from highly durable materials.
• The Artist agrees to their work being publicized on Lucky’s digital marketing channels.
• The artist is expected to tag @luckysmarket, @luckysbakehousecafe, and @luckysbakehouse in any self-promotion on social media related to the project.

Lucky’s Market will provide:
• A $500-$800 stipend will be provided for all artists to cover paint and materials. Stipend amount is dependent on the size of the installation space.
• Protective clear coat will be provided by Lucky’s Market for mural artists.
• A $50 gift card for refreshments will be provided for all artists.
• Newly repaired and ready-to-paint concrete wall section for murals.
• Programming opportunities and event promotion at Lucky’s Friday Grill Night on Friday, aligning with the launch of the mural project.
• Promotions on Lucky’s social media channels supporting Lucky’s Courtyard Mural Project and the artist.

Please contact us at liz@luckysmarket.com with any questions about the project or application process.

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