Arts on Waters

Arts on Waters is a critical part of the City’s multi-pronged approach to revitalizing Waters Avenue. From new sidewalks, street trees, and pedestrian lighting to investment incentives and improved zoning, the City has undertaken a wide range of corridor revitalization initiatives along this key target corridor. By leveraging proven creative placemaking tools, Arts on Waters aims to build on Savannah’s artistic energy and attract residents of all backgrounds to celebrate the surrounding communities.

The City of Savannah’s Office of Business Opportunity and Cultural Resources Department requests proposals from artists and/or artist teams, based within Savannah city limits, to commission artworks that will contribute to the creative placemaking project on Waters Ave. Proposals should be representative of the community and inspire, engage, and celebrate the surrounding neighborhood and its residents.

Artists may submit proposals for one of the following projects:

  • Curated storefronts (4)
  • Mural (1)

The curated storefronts and mural will activate vacant window displays on properties at the shopping center on Waters Avenue and 36th Street and the soon-to-be Family Justice Center. An artist stipend of $750 will be provided for the curated storefronts. The total budget for the mural project is $5,000 and includes materials and an artist stipend for the selected mural artist. 

Storefront specifications:

(From left to right when facing the building)

•  Space #1: 100in H x 11ft W

•  Space #2: 100in H x 12ft W

•  Space #3: 100in H x 11ft 5in W

•  Space #4: 100in H x 11ft 6in W

*Windows are 18 inches off the floor

Mural specifications:

•  80’ x 20’


October 15: Proposals due.

October 18: Selected Artists notified and stipend paid

October 24 - Nov 14: Installation

November 16: Arts on Waters Celebration event (10am-1pm)

November 16 – January 16: Exhibition on view at Waters Ave.