VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is looking for an artist to paint the facade of the aquarium.

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In partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Department of Cultural Affairs, mural artists are invited to apply to bring their ideas to life on the the building’s 2,508 square foot canvasspanning approximately 66 feet wide by 38 feet high.

The purpose of the mural is to reflect the Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the marine environment.

Officials say the mural can be in any artistic style, but should not distract passing drivers.

The Virginia Beach Department of Cultural Affairs will create a public art selection committee to review the concepts.

Details on artist eligibility, guidelines and schedule are available in the application file.

To apply:

  • Visit the Artist Opportunities section of for more details and a link to the application.
  • Complete and submit all required forms by 5 p.m. on April 1, 2022.
  • Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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