Call for Artists

Xico Inc. at Roosevelt Row Hot Box Shipping Container Galleries



Xico Inc. is looking for an artist or artist team to paint a mural on the west side of the shipping containers on Roosevelt Row. We are looking for a mural that compliments the environment the shipping containers are in, as well as embodies Xico and our mission. The wall measures approximately 20’ W x 8.5’ H and is visible from eastbound Roosevelt St.

Murals are prohibited from containing political imagery or imagery that marginalizes, discriminates, or may harm any individual or groups. Xico promotes the acceptance of all people and cultures regardless of age, sex orienataion, race, gender, ethnicity, orgin, or ability. Artwork that contains pornographic themes, discriminatory content, or offensive material will not be permitted. Murals are prohibited from containing any type of logo besides Xico’s, which if included, must maintain 100% integrity to the Xico logo and brand.



Artists or artists teams should be 18 years or older and should have experience with painting outdoor murals, including wall preparation and experience creating a working budget.

How to Submit

Artists interested in creating a mural should submit the following in a single multipage .pdf document no larger than 25 MB emailed to, subject line must read “Mural Submission”:

  • A budget proposal of up to $1,000. The proposal must include artist stipend, any and all materials, and cost of paint.
  • Resume
  • Three professional/art related references
  • 5-8 Examples of past murals or outdoor projects
  • Mural proposal (no more than one page in length)
  • Artist Statement
  • Sketches or digital renderings of your proposed mural

Inquiries for additional information should be emailed to Applications that do not meet the formatting criteria above will not be considered.

Submission Deadline: May 4th, 2018 at 11:59 pm
Artists’ Notification of Acceptance: On or before May 11th, 2018
Project Start Date: May 18th, 2018
Project Completion Date: May 25th, 2018

Email or call 480-833-5875 if you have questions.