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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Dumpster Enclosure Mural Contest

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The City of Mount Dora is putting out a ‘Call to Artists’ for muralists to paint one or more trash compactor enclosures in the Downtown area.

Up to four artists or teams will be selected to paint a compactor enclosure located at

  • 4th and Alexander Street
  • 5th and Baker Street
  • 3rd and Donnelly Street
  • 4th and Dora Drawdy Way

Each artist, or team, will receive a $1400 commission after the mural has been completed. Selected artists will be responsible for providing their own supplies and must be available to paint during normal business hours.

Artists should submit work samples, a resume, references, and design proposals as a single .pdf file to publicarts@cityofmountdora.com. There is no formal design theme. Artists will be evaluated based on their professionalism, artistic merit, creativity, and realistic expectation of project completion. Previous experience with murals or public art is desirable, but not required. Artists residing outside of Mount Dora or Lake County are welcome to apply.

Submission guidelines and details about the contest can be found online at:

Public Arts Commission Page


The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.  Please see the attached flyer for sample specifications.

The compactors were recently installed in order to improve and increase the volume of trash collection from local businesses. The enclosure murals will transform these functional items into lively pieces of art and beautify the urban streetscape.

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