ATLANTA (December 7, 2016) – Georgia Aquarium is calling on all artists, professional and amateur, to submit concepts for two mural projects that will be featured on the exterior of the building.

The murals will be two large digital prints facing Ivan Allen Blvd. and Luckie St. when completed, and should be artistic in nature and not include advertisements or logos of any kind, including that of Georgia Aquarium. The Ivan Allen Blvd. mural will be 406’ by 57’ in size and could include whale sharks and manta rays into the design concept. The Luckie St. side will be 251’ by 49’ in size and could incorporate African penguins.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on December 9, 2016, and must include the following: the sketched out concept, a letter of interest outlining the artist’s interest in the project, a current professional resume, three professional references, and three to five images of similar artwork projects completed within the past 10 years. Applications must be send to Michael Lewis at, and should be in PDF form.

A selection panel will review artist’s applications and concept ideas to determine a shortlist of up to three finalists. Georgia Aquarium may contract one artist to fulfill both murals or choose two artists, one to design each mural. Georgia Aquarium does not guarantee that any commissions will result from this call. Finalists will be notified no later than January 3, 2017 by email or phone. For more information on the application process, please visit



Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water and has the largest collection of aquatic animals. Georgia Aquarium’s mission is to be a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For additional information, visit