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Public Art

The City of Myrtle Beach is home to many beautiful and engaging works of public art. Home to nearly 30 murals, 20 sculptures, and and 10 art galleries, Myrtle Beach is committed to bringing world-class art to its citizens and visitors.  There is tremendous opportunity and appetite for more, and the City is taking steps to ensure we grow the presence of public art.

Discover South Carolina and the Myrtle Beach Tourism Board offers an Arts and Gallery Tour, which will take you to the over 60 public art displays across Horry County. For more information and the free digital passport, you can check out Visit Myrtle Beach Arts & Gallery Tour

Art RFQ Questions

OPEN  Poet Laureate - Open call for Applications

Myrtle Beach’s Cultural Resources Committee is seeing applicants for the city’s new Poet Laureate!  Appointed by Council, this two-year position will be the poetic voice of Myrtle Beach, working to promote cultural heritage, literacy, and creative writing among residents of all ages.  Duties will include appearances at civic events, schools, community centers, and libraries.  For a full list of requirements, submission directions, and an application, Click Below:

Questions? Contact Brian Schmitt at bschmitt@cityofmyrtlebeach.com

All applications are due by 2:00PM September 15th, 2023

Poets from all walks of life, writing in any poetry form is welcome to apply. To be considered for the Poet Laureate position, applicants and nominees must meet the following requirements and qualifications:

  • Poet must live in the city, and have lived in the city for no less than one year, and continue to live in the city throughout the appointment;

  • Poet must be 18 years of age or older;

  • Poet must be experienced in the field of poetry or be an emerging poet/creative writer demonstrated through a body of work, published or unpublished;

  • Poet must be comfortable with public speaking;

  • Poet must be a champion for the City of Myrtle Beach and share the enthusiasm for the community through their work.

EXPIRED Visual Artists - Request For Qualifications

The Myrtle Beach Downtown Alliance in collaboration with the City of Myrtle Beach and the Cultural Resource Committee seeks artists for public art projects which will be presented throughout Myrtle Beach's Downtown core. With these works, we hope to continue enlivening and adding meaning to public spaces in order to honor, celebrate and bring awareness to important aspects of Myrtle Beach’s rich history, culture, and people.

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OUTDOOR MURAL RFQ  -  DOWNLOAD

 

The City of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach Downtown Alliance, and Cultural Resource Committee seek Professional Artists who can successfully design and install murals that capture the spirit of Downtown Myrtle Beach.  Completed works will be responsible for portraying this spirit in long-lasting and creative ways, and inviting conversation, reflection and dialogue among people of all ages.  Murals will vary in scale and detail.  Artists using non-traditional methods or artists limited to experience using medium other than paint are still encouraged to respond, such as graphic design/vinyl application and creative lighting techniques or use of technology.  In some instances, selected artist(s) may be expected to work with City, Cultural Resource Committee and building owner to conduct engagement sessions.  The final design of the mural may be created from input from these sessions.

This RFQ is being offered to professional artists or team of artists interested in becoming eligible to design and install publicly funded mural projects in the downtown area.  Artists can express interest as an individual artist or part of a larger team of artists.  Qualifications and proposals will be reviewed and scored according to the submission requirements shown in this document.
 

RFQ SUBMISSION DEADLINE

RFQ responses shall be due no later than 2:00 PM on March 14th, 2023

SCULPTED BIKE RACK RFQ  -  DOWNLOAD

 

The City, MBDA, and CRC seek professional artists who will successfully conceive, design, and fabricate bicycle racks which add positive value to the community, both in their appearance in addition to their use.  Completed works will be responsible for portraying the community’s spirit in long-lasting and creative ways, and inviting conversation, reflection and dialogue among people of all ages.

 

This RFQ is being offered to professional artists or team of artists interested in becoming eligible to design and fabricate publicly funded creative bicycle racks for the downtown area.  Responders to this RFQ can express interest as an individual artist or part of a larger team of artists.  Qualifications and proposals will be reviewed and scored according to the submission requirements shown in this document.

 

RFQ SUBMISSION DEADLINE


RFQ responses shall be due no later than 2:00 PM on March 14th, 2023

 

 

Questions and Responses

 

Questions about the response format, selection process, project background or any other issues must be submitted by 5:00 PM on 2/27/2023, in writing to Alec Hersh, Alec.Hersh@MBDowntown.org.  All official responses will be shared on the project webpage here:

Outdoor Mural
Sculpted BikeRack
Poet Laureate
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