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RISCA/RIDOT seek muralist for Route 195 project

195 Mural

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation and the Rhode Island Council on the Arts are seekiing a muralist for a section of highway wall along Route 195 in East Providence. Please see below for more information and where to find a copy of the RFQ.

The Department of Transportation is seeking proposals from qualified outdoor Muralists for professional services related to the painting of a mural on a wall along Interstate 195 in East Providence. This is part of a project spearheaded by the Governor’s office, in which RISCA has been involved in providing input and feedback.

The mural design has been selected by a committee and is included in the RFP, which can be found here. This project needs to be completed by May 25, 2012.

A Pre-Proposal Meeting to review the RFP and ask questions of DOT staff is set for March 27, 2012 at 9:00 AM at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation – Traffic Management Center Conference Room located at 2 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02903. For more information please contact Lori Fisette at (401) 222- 3260 Ext. 4401.


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6 Responses to RISCA/RIDOT seek muralist for Route 195 project

  1. Alex Suzzi March 27, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Why is the state wasting the money on a mural that will only go the way of the murals on Rt. 6? It’s going to get tagged until it’s unrecognizable, and the anti-graffiti task force is going to paint it grey. (Not that the anti-graffiti task force is the problem)

  2. mental757 March 28, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    Put a thin electric see-through mesh fence over it so the taggers get zapped sort of like a bug-light. That would show ‘em!

  3. Jef Nickerson March 28, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Part of the RFQ is to source and install a graffiti resistant coating over the mural.

  4. mental757 March 28, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    …so much for the bug zapper. :(

  5. Jef Nickerson March 28, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    It couldn’t hurt to have two lines of defense.

  6. Jef Nickerson June 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    RIDOT Mural on 195

    Per this photo on RIDOT’s Facebook page, this mural project is well underway.

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