New Bedford Arts and Cultural Emporium holds mural competition

Jun 28, 2023

Wareham residents are now welcome to enter the New Bedford Arts and Cultural Emporium mural competition for a chance to win a cash prize and an opportunity to paint a mural.

Artists can submit up to three five-inch-by-7-inch thumbnail sketches of original work. Applicants must be 18 years or older and pay a $25 fee.

Begin submitting work Monday, July 10 through Friday, August 25. 

Five finalists will be selected. Each will receive a $300 stipend toward materials and supplies for the mural. Cash prizes for the final muralists winners will be: $1,200 for first place; $750 for second place; $350 for third place; and $200 for fourth and fifth place.

Murals will be painted on the weekend of October 6-8 and an award ceremony will be held Saturday, October 14 at the Kilburn Mill.

Details and timeline of The Mural Slam Competition Contest along with applications are available and can be submitted on the emporium’s website: For questions or alternate mail-in applications, visit the website or call 774-628-6415.