Request for Proposal (RFP) for Community-Involved Mural Painting Project

Westwood Works in collaboration with EP Investments invite experienced artists to submit proposals for a dynamic and engaging mural painting project that aims to beautify our community and foster a sense of belonging and collaboration. This project will involve active participation from community members, ensuring that the mural reflects the values, stories, and aspirations of our diverse neighborhood. The location for this project is the side of W Bar & Bistro/Aubrey& Zach’s Ice Cream Shop at 3447 Epworth Avenue, adjacent to public parking lot. The submission deadline is September 30, 2023.


Project Objectives

  1. Artistic Excellence: We seek a talented artist who can demonstrate a strong portfolio of mural work, showcasing creativity, technical skill, and an ability to work with various artistic styles.
  2. Community Engagement: Mural creation process should involve our community members, fostering a sense of ownership and pride. The artist should collaborate with residents and business owners throughout the design and execution phases.
  3. Storytelling: The mural should tell a visual story that represents the history, culture, and/or aspirations of our community or reference the recent progress of Westwood’s business district. It should be a source of inspiration, celebrating Westwood.
  4. Inclusivity: The mural should be inclusive, celebrating the diversity of the community and creating a welcoming environment for all.


Scope of Work

Design Phase

  • Collaborate with organizers and business owner(s) to gather input and ideas for the mural’s theme and design.
  • Develop a detailed mural concept that integrates community input and aligns with the project objectives.
  • Present the proposed design for feedback and approval by the project committee.

Execution Phase

  • Prepare the mural site by cleaning and priming the surface as necessary.
  • Execute the mural painting, ensuring high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.
  • Engage community members in the painting process under the artist’s guidance.

Materials and Budget

  • The artist is responsible for providing all necessary materials, including paint, brushes, scaffolding, insurance, etc. Artist will be compensated for time and materials. Please submit a budget including all costs/fees with proposal.

Timeline (flexible)

  • Artist can advise timeline based on standard practices, weather and change of seasons.

Size & Location

  • 3447 Epworth Avenue on the side of W Bar & Bistro/Aubrey & Zach’s Ice Cream Shop.
  • Adjacent to public parking, viewable from Harrison Avenue.
  • Wall is approximately 40’ long x 10’ tall

Submission Requirements

Interested artists should submit the following materials:

  • A portfolio showcasing previous mural work.
  • A proposal outlining how the artist plans to engage the community in the design and painting process.
  • A rough sketch or concept of the proposed mural design.
  • Estimated budget breakdown.
  • Proposed timeline and availability.


Selection Process

Proposals will be evaluated based on artistic merit, community engagement strategy, alignment with project objectives, and budget feasibility. A selection committee of organizers, Westwood Works Board of Directors, and business owners will select.



For inquiries and submission of proposals, please contact:

Stephanie Collins, Executive Director
Westwood Works