New mural in downtown Georgetown to honor service dogs; military, first responder artists sought

Wag Heaven is located in the Monument Cafe warehouse at 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 115, Georgetown. The wall dimensions are 18 feet high and 70 feet wide, and the mural will cover the entire wall. The wall material is stucco, with a small area of metal above the windows that will be incorporated into the proposed design. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)
Wag Heaven is located in the Monument Cafe warehouse at 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 115, Georgetown. The wall dimensions are 18 feet high and 70 feet wide, and the mural will cover the entire wall. The wall material is stucco, with a small area of metal above the windows that will be incorporated into the proposed design. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

Wag Heaven is located in the Monument Cafe warehouse at 205 W. Sixth St., Ste. 115, Georgetown. The wall dimensions are 18 feet high and 70 feet wide, and the mural will cover the entire wall. The wall material is stucco, with a small area of metal above the windows that will be incorporated into the proposed design. (Courtesy city of Georgetown)

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is collaborating with local pet supply business Wag Heaven to create a service dog-themed public art mural to honor the city’s K-9 service heroes while commemorating the Georgetown Rotary Club’s Field of Honor as well as the first canine Purple Heart recipient, Nemo A534.

Funding for this project comes in part from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the Healing Arts Program for Veterans and Military Service Members with matching funds from the city of Georgetown and Wag Heaven, city officials said. The mural will be located on the Wag Heaven building.

The opportunity is open to all professional artists over the age of 18 having military and/or first responder experience–past, present, active or reserve duty. Artists having military/first responder experience may also form a collaboration with another experienced mural artist on this project.

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

Installation will begin the week of Nov. 9. Volunteers from the community will be invited to help paint the mural during the first week of installation. The mural will be completed by Dec. 31.


Applications can be submitted here. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. The artist will be selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board in September, with input from Wag Heaven, and will be notified by Sept. 18.


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