The Creative Crosswalks project is a partnership initiative by the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture (Library), Glendale Arts and Culture Commission (ACC) and the Public Works (PW) Department. The project puts murals on crosswalks and intersections throughout various locations in the City of Glendale. The goal of these murals is to incorporate civic art into daily life.


The Library and the ACC are requesting proposals for the commissioning of professional crosswalk and intersection murals throughout various locations in the City of Glendale with the intention of enhancing traffic safety in creative ways. The Bloomberg Philanthropies – Asphalt Art Initiative is an example of utilizing art as a means for traffic calming, pedestrian safety and neighborhood improvement. These projects are in partnership with the Public Works Department (PW), with the goal of incorporating civic art into daily life. Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to submit proposals for creative crosswalk and/or intersection projects listed below.


The individual project budgets range from $3,000 - $5,000 based on the size and scope of the project. The project budget is for producing a design concept rendering only. The City will hire and use a General Contractor— who will perform construction or rehabilitation of the street, intersection, and/ or crosswalk at the project locations before the murals are installed/painted— to perform the mural installation/painting of the crosswalk and/or intersection. Therefore, Artists and/or Artist Teams should not include in the project budget the cost of materials and labor to install/paint the murals. The Library and the ACC are committed to amplifying cultural voices through a lens of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Antiracism (IDEA), and encourage artists of all cultural backgrounds to consider applying for this opportunity.

PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING (video recording) 

Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to watch the Pre-Proposal Meeting with City Staff that took place on  Monday, August 29, 2022 (via Zoom) which provided artists with the opportunity to inquire about the projects and ask specific questions pertaining to the projects. Please click on the image below to watch the recorded meeting (which includes a transcription of the meeting). 

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