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August 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter Murals Project

Hosted by Pink Flamingo

Pink Flamingo’s Black Lives Matter murals series opens a call for submissions for the first of four works to be completed in Calgary over summers 2020 and 2021.

Calgary’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) artists are invited to submit a proposal to the first of four calls for submissions for murals inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The first mural site has been selected at 1 St. and 7 Ave. SE, the current home of the iconic CUPS mural by Doug Driediger.

This call is for one of Calgary’s most historic and visible walls, measuring 25 feet in height by 125 feet in width. It is seen by an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 Calgarians per day due to its location opposite the Centre Street LRT station in downtown Calgary.

The call for this mural is open July 22 to August 17, 2020 for works to be completed in September.

More information and how to submit

Accessibility

This murals project is open to artists of all levels of physical and mental ability. Any artists who have accessibility concerns regarding submitting a proposal can contact pinkflamingomurals@gmail.com for more information and to submit a proposal in person. The site for this mural is wheelchair accessible and a support crew will be arranged to assist in installation.