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Artist Call - Big Belly Artwork

HC HC DoubleWalnut Creek Downtown’s 2018 Community Service Day project will coordinate community artwork featured on the downtown’s 40 Big Belly waste bins.

WCD will conduct a public artist call to gather artwork which will be displayed in frames (31 7/16” w x 45” h) attached to the sides of the Big Belly’s as well as the back of the paired units, if logical. Artists are encouraged to incorporate recycling messages into their colorful creations as the newest addition to the City’s public art program. The project will be funded by Contra Costa County’s Solid Waste Authority’s Recycle Smart program. Selected artists will be acknowledged by having their artwork displayed on WCD’s website.


2016 poster 68 2How to Apply:

The deadline to submit artwork is August 6th, 11:59 pm
Label each submission with artist name and title of work
Artists should upload their submission via Dropbox by emailing their Dropbox link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Size Requirements:

Vector based artwork: resolution should be at least 300 dpi.
Artwork submitted by scanning or taking a picture of it: resolution should be at least 1 MB
When submitting the artwork, it can be in the following formats: JPEG, Tiff, Png, Psd, and Ai
Format artwork according to frame size (31 7/16” w x 45” h) - Walnut Creek Downtown may need to crop artwork so that it fits on the bin
Walnut Creek Downtown reserves the right to reject artwork that does not meet the size requirements



Who is selecting the artists?
A jury comprised of Walnut Creek Downtown staff, City staff, current &/or present Art Commissioners, and 1-2 downtown business owners/managers.

When will I hear if my art has been selected?
Artists will be notified by WCD staff via email or phone by August 31, 2018.

How long will my art be on display?
Minimum of 1 year, maximum of 3 years.



Submission of work constitutes an agreement to the conditions set forth and acceptance that the decisions of the jurors are final. Walnut Creek Downtown may photograph and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes. Artists may not withdraw accepted entries once the wrap has been printed.

For further details, please contact Walnut Creek Downtown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Current Installations!

The City of Walnut Creek and Walnut Creek Downtown collaborated recently to add artistic flair to our core downtown. Artwork from selected artists was transferred to vinyl wraps and adhered to the utility boxes during Community Service Day.


2018-07-18 15:43:00
2018-08-06 23:59:00

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