Calling All Artists! Submissions For Granada Plaza Mural Project Now Open

Calling All Artists! Submissions For Granada Plaza Mural Project Now OpenThe Granada Theatre has announced the Plaza Granada Mural Project, a new public art mural project located on the Granada Paseo wall (map here), which connects State Street with The Granada Garage. Professional artists from across the tri-county areas are invited to submit a proposal for this amazing opportunity to make their mark on the Santa Barbara art scene. An initiative of the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, this permanent outdoor installation will be highly visible to locals and tourists alike, and will serve to beautify and enhance the paseo, making it safer and more welcoming to pedestrians and theater-goers.

With thousands of people utilizing the Granada Paseo walkway every year as they come to and from State Street, including many theater patrons, The Granada Theatre has taken ownership of this project to benefit the community and all who take this route. The Granada Paseo Wall is located in the alley between 1224 and 1226 State Street, and is currently 91 feet long. As part of the project, The Granada Theatre will build an extension wall, measuring approximately 46 feet in length, which will make the entire mural canvas 137 feet long. The artist selected for the Plaza Granada Mural Project will be commissioned to create a public art mural that celebrates the performing arts and convey the 'character and spirit' of Santa Barbara. For details please refer to the RFP.

This opportunity is open to all artists or artist teams residing in Ventura, Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo Counties. Artists must be 18 years of age or older to submit a proposal. A selection committee comprised of neighborhood stakeholders, the City of Santa Barbara, local business owners and The Granada Theatre, has been assembled by the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts for this project. The selection committee will review all completed proposals and up to three semifinalists will be invited for an interview. One finalist will be selected for the commission.

Complete information about the project as well as the RFP can be found online at The deadline for receipt of proposal materials is May 13, 2018. Proposals can be mailed to David Grossman at This project is funded in part by Santa Barbara Beautiful.

To learn more about the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, please contact David Grossman, Director of Community Engagement, at (805) 899-3000 or For more information, please visit

About The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement, a program of the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, identifies unmet community needs related to the performing arts and by appropriate fulfillment of those needs, ensures the community is actively engaged with, and inspired by, The Granada Theatre.

Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz, one-time owners of The Granada Theatre and Tower, established the Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement at the SBCPA in honor of their daughter and grandson, Debbie and Michael Nesbit, beloved mother and son who loved the performing arts and music education.

About The Granada Theatre

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA), a privately-funded 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1983, is dedicated to providing best-in-class production, sales and administrative support to arts organizations from throughout the Santa Barbara region, including its Historic Theatre District partners (Lobero Theatre and the New Vic Theatre) as well as its eight resident companies (CAMA, Music Academy of the West, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara Symphony, State Street Ballet, Theater League and UCSB Arts & Lectures).

The SBCPA's most visible service is operation of The Granada Theatre. Purchased by the SBCPA in 2003, restored and reopened in 2008, The Granada Theatre has state-of-the-art electrical, sound, lighting and fly systems, large and up-to-date dressing rooms, as well as contemporary audience amenities. By providing a world-class venue with skilled house management staff, production staff, marketing and ticketing services staff, the SBCPA is making it possible for many of Santa Barbara's finest performing arts organizations to present their programs with the highest level of contemporary production support and audience comfort. For more information please visit

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