This mural by Starbuck's downtown could soon bee adorned with a mural.

LAKE GENEVA — The Downtown Lake Geneva Mural Committee is launching its call to artists for murals to be painted downtown this spring.

The Murals in Motion event will include a series of murals around downtown Lake Geneva’s historic business district.

The murals are to be painted May 15-19, 2024 as part of an artist in residence type of event. Spectators will watch your process and enjoy other streetside entertainment while you complete your project.

Organizers say they believe that art is not only beautiful, but also transformative and impactful.

Community murals have value beyond the art on the walls to share our message on the importance of nature, our crystal clear recreational lake, and the rich history of Lake Geneva from Native American roots to the Gilded Age destination built with opulence and grandeur.

Organizers say they hope this inaugural mural project will set the standard for future murals with a goal to complete 12 murals in three years and later construct a sculpture walk near the lakefront.


Lake Geneva Business Improvement District (DBA Downtown Lake Geneva)
Deadline: Friday, February 2, 2024
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Public Art Call for Artists

Total Project Budget:
Up to $10,000 per mural depending on location. Additional $5,000 maximum material budget. Accommodations will be provided, some meals will be included.

Budget Description:
Artists to bid on painting a color mural with 4 options
i. 87x6ft (approximate as the wall has an incline) made of concrete.
ii. 67x16ft made from cinderblock that has been prepped for painting.
iii. 16x24ft painters only. Design provided.
iv. Opportunity to paint panels to be installed over brick (4-6 6ft wood panels)

Selection Information:
Artist submissions will be reviewed by Downtown Lake Geneva Mural Committee to select the winning designs. Decisions will be made and artists notified by February 15, 2024.

Application Requirements:
Applicants should provide a completed application following the guidelines set forth in the Call to Artist forms, providing a concept rendering of their mural ideas, providing at least 2 examples of past murals, and give an estimated cost to complete the project.

How to Apply:
Complete the provided Mural Application Form and submit with supportive materials to Alexandria Binanti by February 2, 2024:

To Apply Visit:
Supplemental Document:
Downtown Lake Geneva Mural Application:
For Questions, Please Contact:
Alexandria Binanti, Executive Director Lake Geneva Business Improvement District.

By Staff Report

Walworth County Community News