City of Chelsea / Chelsea Prospers

500 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150


Date Posted:
April 01, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Call for Muralists/Art Team

2021 Request For Proposals:Muralists/Design Team for Roadway Mural and Creative Crosswalks

The City of Chelsea seeks artists and creative teams to continue the transformation of the Division Street Neighborway with a roadway mural extending four blocks and the design of a set of creative crosswalks. A companion roadway mural nearby on the block of Winnisimmet Street in Chelsea Square will support the activation of that area with the pilot of a shared street. This project is made possible by funding provided by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Shared Streets and Spaces initiative to address the impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Through design interventions in two downtown locations the City of Chelsea will support public health, make mobility through the downtown safer, and support the viability of small businesses in the district. This scope of work is part of a coordinated recovery effort in the district that includes community programming and special events, additional public art, small business support, and district marketing.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:00. RSVP by emailing Mimi Graney at

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Thursday, April 15th, 2021, 11:00 AM


A budget of up to $70,000 is available for the Muralist/Design Team which shall include artist fees, materials, labor, equipment, and project management. An additional $90,000 is anticipated to be contracted by the City of Chelsea for materials and installation of thermoplastic as defined by the design developed by the Muralist/Design Team.

For more information about the Division Street Neighborway visit the website for Chelsea Prospers, the City of Chelsea's initiative for neighborhood vitality.


This Call to Artists is open to all artists, designers, architects, landscape architects, or teams withexperience in public art, site responsive design, and project management.
Apply by:
April 15, 2021
About this Organization:
Chelsea Prospers is the City of Chelsea’s initiative to increase the economic vitality of the historic commercial center of this small gateway city.