The Town of Clayton has begun a search for a local artist to paint a mural at the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library downtown in what would be the town's second major public art project in a year.
An official "Request for Qualifications" asking for proposals is going out to all artists who live in and around Johnston County. The document says town officials want a painting "that will acknowledge and celebrate the library as a historic point connecting past and present."
The proposed site is a hallway adjacent to the Library's Reference Room. The hallway is part of the spine connecting the primary collection, the History Room and the south wing.
The project will have a budget of $12,000.
The deadline for proposals is Nov. 13. Officials want to have an artist selected by mid-December and a proposed design by Jan. 15, with work completed by June. (more details)