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A local property owner and the City of Dana Point Arts and Culture Commission have launched an artist competition to design and paint a 16 x 80-foot mural on a building located at the northwest corner of Doheny Park Road and Las Vegas Avenue. While the local building owner’s location now houses a U.S. Post Office, it will soon also provide a vibrant outdoor art experience in Doheny Village for residents and visitors alike.

The winning artist or team of artists will successfully convey imagery that expresses the theme of Doheny Village’s vibe and vibrancy. The goal of this outdoor mural project is to beautify and add character to Doheny Village and honor its past and future.

“Doheny Village holds an important place in our city’s history. We are excited to recognize what this neighborhood means to Dana Point and provide a strong visual expression of its unique appeal and charm. We look forward to seeing what the artists envision,” said Dana Point Mayor Jamey Federico.

The winning artist or artist team will be selected based on the following criteria: artistic merit of the design, appropriateness of the design for the location, prior experience with large-scale murals and/or public art, concept promoting the theme as stated, artist’s qualifications, and originality of the design. In addition, the winning mural design will provide colorful and inspiring imagery for residents and visitors as well as create imagery that reflects community values.

The winners will receive a $5,000 budget. Deadline for submission is July 29. For submission requirements, email econdev@danapoint.org.

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