Camas seeks artists for skatepark mural
The city of Camas Parks and Recreation Department is soliciting interest from a qualified artist, or artist team, with expertise in mural design and implementation services for exterior murals at the Riverside Bowl Skatepark, formerly known as the Camas-Washougal Skate Park.
The skatepark is currently under renovation, with construction completion expected in mid-July. The updated skatepark design includes elements for beginner to advanced skaters. In addition, the park renovations will also feature a cement mural wall along the parking lot side of the bowl, and an art mural opportunity above the keyhole entrance into the bowl.
That’s where the artists come in, according to Camas Parks and Recreation Director Trang Lam.
“We’re looking for an artist, or artists, that can incorporate the history of the area and the new park name into the mural,” Lam said. “However, we also really want elements of Camas’ skateboarding arts and culture to be incorporated in the design as well.”
With that in mind, Lam said they’re engaging with local youth and the Camas School District to post images via Instagram with #RiversideBowlSkatepark so area youth can show what they think represents skateboarding in Camas. Artist(s) submitting a mural proposal should incorporate elements of those images into their mural design.