South End Art Mural Artists
Last summer, we issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for three murals on the exterior of the new South End store, set to open in late fall of 2017 at 207 Flynn Avenue, Burlington. The murals are meant to continue the theme of making the Co-op welcoming to all Members and customers, as well as celebrate the artistry of Burlington's South End. We had 24 artists or teams of artist submit responses and from that, the City Market team selected nine of these artists to create a formal proposal from the South End murals. In the months of March & April, we offered the opportunity for community members to vote on their favorite three proposals to inform the final decision on which murals will become part of the South End Co-op. After reviewing the thousands of votes cast and reviewing the proposals with an internal team, the Co-op selected two artists for the three mural projects.
The Poppyclock Collective (artists Haley Bishop Rockwood & DeAnna Lynn Kerley) will paint the larger mural facing Flynn Avenue. The Collective's goal is to create affordable artwork that is accessible to our community. Haley and DeAnna enjoy creating community events, like college nights, and teaching people to feel comfortable presenting their art. Haley is a local artist and teacher working with watercolors and mixed media. DeAnna is also a local artists who works with acrylic and combines humor and art in her pieces.
Abby Manock will paint the two smaller murals facing Briggs Street on either side of the outdoor café spaces. Abby is a mult-media artist working in sculpture, drawing, set/prop design, performance installation, repeated pattern textiles, and mural paiting. She is best known around Burlington for her iconic murals and graphics, some of which include, the Diggers Mirth Farm Truck, Burlington School Food Projects' Fork in the Road food truck, the bathrooms at Penny Clse Cafe, Lucky Next Door, SEABA, the office space at S.P.A.C.E Gallery, and many custom murals and textile designs in private homes and offices.
We set aside approximately 1,074 total square feet of space outside of the entrances of the South End Co-op for locally designed murals. The Tara Goreau mural at our Downtown store continues to be well-received by Members and the community and creates a unique and welcoming entryway to the Co-op.
Location 1: approximately 215 square feet of mural space on the south east side of the building (facing Briggs Street).
Location 2: approximately 282 square feet of mural space on the north east side of the building (facing Briggs Street).
Location 3: approximately 577 square feet of mural space on the north side of the building (facing Flynn Avenue).