The Delaware Tourism Office plans to launch a new interactive street art trail this fall and is looking for artists from across the state and the country to create original pieces of art for the Delaware Discoveries Trail.
The trail will offer visitors and residents alike the opportunity to explore iconic attractions all over the state by engaging with unique street art projects produced specifically for the trail.
“The trail will be a new and exciting way for people to experience everything that Delaware has to offer,” said Secretary of State Jeff Bullock. “It will present the state’s most significant sites and landscapes in a new perspective, and it’s supporting the rich tradition of culture and the arts in Delaware by focusing on local and regional artists.”
To kick off work on the trail, DTO is holding a nationwide contest to find an artist to create an artwork for the entrance to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes. The application period runs through Wednesday, June 24.
The artwork will be painted on an exterior wall of the terminal in a 10-by-10-foot space. Submitting artists are encouraged to express their individual creativity in their designs while following guidelines that will inform the process of selecting a winner. Designs should: reflect the location, be simple yet engaging, be whimsical and spark joy, include an immersive detail or feature that allows viewers to interact or participate, and lead viewers to learn more about the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
The tourism office will select a proposal Friday, July 3, and the chosen artist will need to place the finished piece by Friday, Aug. 28. The winner will also receive a stipend for the work.
To submit designs for the ferry terminal, go to www.DelawareDiscoveries.com.
“We are looking forward to seeing many incredible entries,” said Liz Keller, Delaware Tourism director. “The artwork at the ferry will certainly be a great addition to the program. Once all the pieces are complete, the Delaware Discoveries Trail will enhance each partner site by connecting them with the common thread of these interactive works.”
The trail will launch this fall with seven sites, including the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal.