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Kroger offers artist opportunity for new Powell store

The Kroger Company is opening a new store in the Powell neighborhood soon. Along with the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, they have issued a request for qualifications from interested artists for a large-scale indoor artwork to be located at the new Kroger store at exit 112 off Interstate-75. This 12.5’ x 5’ artwork will have high visibility and will be prominently displayed within the store. The artwork should use local references to evoke a creative, uplifting feeling that encourages community and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood.

The deadline for qualifications to be received is Friday, July 1, 2016.

The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the greater Knoxville area. Finalists will be chosen based on their examples of work, experience, and their connection to the Powell/Knox County community and asked to submit a proposal meeting installation requirements. Of the finalists submitting proposals, one will be selected to create the artwork for the new Powell Kroger opening September 2016. The deadline for selected finalists to submit their proposals is August 1. Payment to the selected artist is $7,500 including all materials. Visit for more information.

There is no application fee. To be considered, artists should submit up to three examples of their work (including title, medium, and dimensions), a brief resume, two professional references, and an explanation of their connection to the community to

For more information, please contact Liza Zenni, Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance, at (865) 523-7543 or via the email listed above.

The Kroger Family of stores wants to give local artists the opportunity to lend their talents into creating an uplifting experience in its stores. The objective is to create a space that encourages community gathering and celebrates the spirit of the neighborhood. The Kroger Company hopes to have an interior mural created by a local artist within 65 of its new stores across the country this year.

The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Published June 17, 2016

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