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[block pARTy] Art Project

Call for Artists

Thank you for your interest in the [block pARTy] Art Project.  This community mural project is seeking 3-5 diverse artists to design their own 5’x5’ art block mural for a celebratory event on 10/10/19.




  • Open Call for Artist Qualifications Deadline: Sunday, September 29, 1019 at 11:59pm.

  • Finalists Notified of Award: By September 30, 2019

  • Installation Timeline: October 10, 2019

    • Artist MUST be available on 10/10 to paint mural. The space will be available to use on 10/10 beginning at 8am. Artist may use the entire day to create their work. We also request that the artist schedule time to create the mural during the event from 6pm-9pm on 10/10. Mural does not have to be completed by 9pm on 10/10. The artist may come back any time after the event to complete mural.

  • Payment: Old Town Association agrees to reimburse artist up to $250 for supplies. The project does not include a commission. However, artist reserves the right to sign the mural.




Celebrate Rock Hill's "All-America City" 2019 win, and the 1-Year anniversary of the Knowledge Park Action Plan! The City of Rock Hill and the KP action team community members have been hard at work, implementing the strategic steps to make our city's vision a reality. Meet the people behind the KP action plan, learn what's in store for our City's future and how it affects YOU! Find out how you can get involved to help create opportunity for all!

  • Food trucks

  • Craft beer

  • Arts and activities

  • Live music

  • Much more!  

MORE INFO ---> knowledgeparkrocks.com/events



[block pARTy] Art Project VISION:

The [block pARTy] Art Project is a series of 5’x5’ blocks that showcase artists’ individual aesthetic. The location is on the grounds of an abandoned parking lot that has been activated as a placemaking plaza. Filled with seating, rugs, a stage, giant games, lighting, and much more, this plaza will be Rock Hill’s social gathering in the downtown area. This project will start out with thirty 5’x5’ spaces where individual artists generate their own mini-mural.
















Think bold, fun, engaging, and impactful. Appropriate for all ages is a must. Elements that will be looked upon favorably include colorful, non-commercial, community-minded designs. Preferred themes: Opportunity, Revitalization, Dream Big, Growth, Hope, Inclusivity, Community, etc. The possibilities are endless! The design will need to include paint that lasts up to two years and is not vulnerable to high foot traffic. However, due to development demands, the owner of the lot has every right to demolish the surrounding buildings.



Mural artist will be responsible for design, fabrication, and installation of the artwork, including using appropriate paints for the surface and painting a non-slip sealant on top of the mural. Old Town Association will power wash the mural surface before the mural is installed.  

  • Mural Dimensions: 5’x5’ square

  • Surface is grey asphalt.

  • Old Town Association reserves the right to make recommendations for specific materials to be used.

  • Cost of materials will be reimbursed up to $250.

    • Sample List of Required Materials:

      • Streetbond 150 kits

      • Adhesion Promoter

      • Streetbond Sealant





The first step to becoming a muralist [block pARTy] Art Project is to apply through the form below. Applicants with strong skills who have more mural experience will be placed in a “higher-priority” pool.