Requests for Proposals Released for Artists Interested in Painting a Trail of Tears Mural

Trail of Tears mural will decorate the exterior walls of the tunnel in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Published February 18, 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS — The City of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Arts Council released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for artists to produce a mural addressing the journey of the Cherokee along the Trail of Tears.

The mural will be produced on exterior walls of a tunnel near a trail that is named Tsa La Gi Trail in remembrance of the Trail of Tears. During the relocation of the Cherokee and other tribes from the southeastern portion of the United States were forced the west.

In January of 1839, a detachment of Cherokee camped along a creek and up the hill from what is currently the intersection of Highway 16/Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (MLK) and Stadium Drive in Fayetteville.

The purpose of the mural will be to serve as an educational experience for the 94,000 people who use the tunnel annually.


RFP deadline: March 20, 2017 (5 p.m. Central Standard Time)
Notification to Artist: March 24, 2017
Artist Contract Completion: April 28, 2017
Project Completion: Artist must complete mural during a four-week period from May 8 through October 2, 2017



CLICK HERE to read Request for Proposals.

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