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Calling all artists: Help needed for mural in downtown Wheeling

By JOSELYN KING

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Wheeling Heritage is seeking an artist to create a mural to stand on the green area at the base of the off-ramp from Interstate 70 east into downtown.
(Intelligencer photo by Josleyn King)

WHEELING, W.Va. — Wheeling artists seeking a large open canvas could get their chance to create a lasting welcome to downtown visitors.

Wheeling Heritage has announced a contest to find the best idea for a mural in Kossuth Park, located at the base of the exit ramp from Interstate 70 east into downtown.

The mural “should evoke a sense of community and celebrate Wheeling,” according to information provided by Wheeling Heritage. Requirements are that the mural be 20 feet wide and 10 feet tall, and the scale of the piece should be designed for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

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