Belmont Public Art

The Downtown Belmont Development Association (DBDA), a non-profit 501(c)(3), is encouraging, promoting and facilitating more public art offerings in our community, specifically within our three Districts (Historic Downtown, Chronicle and East End). Our public art initiatives seek to not only execute public art, but also further community education and exposure to a variety of art. Through these initiatives we aim to activate interest, participation and community input with a goal towards having more public art that beautifies and represents the richness and diversity of our culture and history.

Looking for an artist for a new mural

The Downtown Belmont Development Association (DBDA), a 501c3 nonprofit, is seeking to commission artwork for a mural project at the award-winning Chronicle Mill redevelopment site located at 96 E. Catawba Street. Historic Chronicle Mill, a nationally award-winning adaptive reuse property in the heart of Belmont, North Carolina, is conveniently located 10 miles west of Charlotte. Sitting on a 7-acre site, the $55 million project includes 238 apartments, 9,000 square feet of commercial space, and a public coworking space.

The primary focus is to enhance the appearance of the highly visible parking deck constructed next to the redeveloped historic mill building. The DBDA is committed to bringing visual arts to Belmont that will transform the space, tell a story, and inspire people by honoring the history of the Chronicle Mill and the Chronicle Mill district that, while no longer a textile village, still today attracts entrepreneurs, innovators, and those seeking to live in a place that maintains its strong sense of community.

Email RFQ to pboggan@cityofbelmont.org by March 8th.