New mural planned for Georgetown Animal Shelter; search for artist underway

The mural design should continue across the entire width of the wall and above the shed roof. The wall is corrugated metal, so the mural design should address this type of surface, city officials said. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
The mural design should continue across the entire width of the wall and above the shed roof. The wall is corrugated metal, so the mural design should address this type of surface, city officials said. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

The mural design should continue across the entire width of the wall and above the shed roof. The wall is corrugated metal, so the mural design should address this type of surface, city officials said. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

The Georgetown Animal Shelter plans to commission an artist to design and install a mural on an exterior wall of the shelter.

Beginning April 15, the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is accepting artist entries for the project. Mural designs should relate to the purpose of the shelter by addressing the rescue and adoption of pets, city documents said. The opportunity is open to all professional artists over age 18.


A $4,000 stipend will be paid to the artist selected. The city will also fund the cost of materials and equipment necessary to install the mural, documents said. The artist will be responsible for their own travel costs, housing and personal liability insurance.

The mural is to be completed by Sept. 15.

Applications can be submitted here from April 15-May 31. From the entries submitted, the Arts and Culture Board will select up to three submissions for consideration and final selection by the Georgetown Animal Shelter staff. Artists will be notified of the final selection by mid-July.
By Sally Grace Holtgrieve
Sally Grace Holtgrieve solidified her passion for news during her time as Editor-in-Chief of Christopher Newport University's student newspaper, The Captain's Log. She started her professional career at The Virginia Gazette and moved to Texas in 2015 to cover government and politics at The Temple Daily Telegram. She started working at Community Impact Newspaper in February 2018 as the Lake Travis-Westlake reporter and moved into the role of Georgetown editor in June 2019, and in addition, editor of Leander-Cedar Park in August 2020.


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