The Georgetown Arts and Culture Board is encouraging more artists to submit entries for the Commercial Mural Project at Georgetown Title before the Dec. 31 deadline, Coordinator Amanda Still said.

The mural design should be an interpretation of the history of the site that uses abstract representation with an emphasis on color and shape instead of realistic representation, the board website said.

The location of the Georgetown Title Company, where the mural will go, was previously the site of the Belford Lumber Yard.

"Owned by Charles Sanford (C. S.) Belford, who was one of the most notable builders in Georgetown’s history, this was his center of operations for his substantial building business," the board's website said. "Belford has a National Register Historic District named after him and is known for building remarkable houses in the city’s old town historic district as well as commercial structures in the downtown. Belford’s toolbox, ledgers and some of his construction plans are housed in Special Collections at Southwestern University."

A group of buildings known as Belford Square was built in the early 1970s and became home to Georgetown Title.

An artist stipend of $4,000 will be paid to the artist selected to install the mural. The cost of materials and equipment necessary to install the mural will be covered up to $2,000, according to the board. Any material and equipment costs exceeding this amount will require advance approval. The selected artist will be responsible for their own travel costs, housing and personal liability insurance.

The opportunity is open to all professional artists over age 18, and the deadline to submit an application is Dec. 31. Artists will be notified of the final selection by late January, and the new mural is scheduled to be completed by April 31, 2021.