Calls for Artists

Mural at Wonder World Park

The City of San Marcos supports public art and graffiti-abating murals through various grants. Calls for artists for projects will be listed below as they become available.

Call for Artists: Downtown Mural Gallery - CLOSED; SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE

The City of San Marcos Mural Arts Committee and the San Marcos Main Street Program are partnering to commission local visual artists to design and paint 4’x 8’ panels to be displayed at an outdoor mural gallery on 111 MLK Street in San Marcos.

The project must display imagery that expresses the theme of Downtown’s vibe and vibrancy – past to future.

The artist stipend for this project is $1,000, inclusive of materials. Panels for the project will be provided by the City of San Marcos; artists will take them to their homes or studios to paint the mural panel, then deliver to the City at a designated time and location. The application deadline is June 16, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Full details, including submission guidelines and instructions, are listed in the link below.

2021 call for artist selections

  • Downtown Traffic Boxes: Stephanie Riggs and Ann Tarantino

2020 call for artist selections

  • RR 12 Traffic Control Box Mini Murals: Ksenia Nation 
  • CM Allen Bridge Barrier Walls Mural: Felipe Gomez & Buddy Pajak artist team
  • Cheatham St. Bridge Barrier Walls Mural: Sarah Farah & Topher Sipes artist team
  • Bishop at Hopkins Street Traffic Control Box Mini Mural: Jake Prendez
  • McCarthy at Barnes Street Traffic Control Box Mini Mural: selection in process

2019 call for artist selections

  • Sessom Drive Retaining Wall Mural: Jake Wagoner
  • Conoco Gas Station Mural: Jennifer Khoshbin
  • Wonder World Mural: Christopher Rodriguez