Let’s Collaborate!

We believe that public art is a powerful way to bring people together to celebrate life, preserve heritage and pass on a beautiful legacy.



Spirit of Pella is looking for an artist or artist team to produce a large-scale mural on the back exterior walls of the Blush building at 635 Franklin Street which wraps around into the Cellar Peanut Pub beer garden and courtyard. There are 5 separate walls.

Wall dimensions are approximate.
Southwest wall: 16′ x 15′
Loading Dock wall: 8′ x 18′
Southeast wall: 28′ x 20′
Cellar Peanut Pub Beer Garden wall: 36′ x 23′
Cellar Peanut Pub Courtyard wall: 14′ x 23′


For this project, the goal of the mural design is to bring the community and attract visitors to the Downtown Pella District and represent Pella with a vibrant, cool, edgy vibe. Beautification and providing a unique photo-opp is best suited for these goals leaving the project neutral in subjects such as social, cultural and political issues.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023

Our Mission

This mural is part of Spirit of Pella’s mission to enhance under utilized spaces and create opportunities for people to connect through public art, events, and a magical holiday season.

Submit Your Ideas


Please include a website or social media page where we can view some of your previous artwork.
Are you insured or have the ability to be insured?(Required)
Please upload at least one rendering of your proposed mural idea. No more than 3 renderings please. File format must be a .jpg or .png and less that 2 MB in size.
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Max. file size: 2 MB, Max. files: 3.
    * Mural is subject to approval by the Community Development Committee