CBS Radio/WPGC 95.5 FM,Prince George's County Art in Public Places Program

10/4/2012, 11:06 a.m.

Local Artist can Win $1,000 and Design Mural for Shopping Center in Suitland

Upper Marlboro, MD - Prince George's County Art in Public Places program (APP) is partnering with CBS Radio/WPGC 95.5 FM for the "Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative Mural Contest." This contest is open to residents of the metropolitan Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC area. Qualifying contestants will have a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize plus the opportunity to design and lead the creation of a new mural for Suitland Shopping Center located at the corner of Silver Hill Road and Suitland Road in Suitland, Maryland, one of Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker's Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) communities. Interested artists can enter this contest at http://wpgc.cbslocal.com/community-mural-initiative/.

"Our Transforming Neighborhood Initiative is designed to have every government, non-profit, and private sector resource provide opportunities and methods of revitalization to these six focus communities while improving public safety, education, health, and the local economy," said Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker. "I want to thank CBS Radio, WPGC, the Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union, and the Prince George's County Health Department for working with the Art in Public Places program to provide this great opportunity for an artist and a new public art piece for the community to enjoy."

On Oct. 1, up to 50 potential qualifiers were chosen at random to submit an original artwork via email. Representatives from the Prince George's County's Art in Public Places program and WPGC will judge and select one Grand Prize winner to create the mural. The Grand Prize winner will receive guidelines, criteria, and materials for the mural creation and community participation. To listen to the promotional commercial for this contest, please click here.

"WPGC is excited to be a part of something that not only gives a local area artist the chance to show off their creativity, but also allows us to be a part of the continued beautification of Prince George's County," said Jason Kidd, WPGC program director.