On behalf of 551 Seneca Street LLC, ASI invites Western New York-based visual artists working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums to submit proposals for an outdoor public art project located at 550 Seneca Street in Buffalo, New York. The mural will appear on the south-facing façade toward Seneca Street.


  • Deadline: January 13, 2020; 5 PM
  • Submission Guidelines: Proposals must be sent electronically as a PDF to [email protected] with the subject line “550 Seneca Street Proposal”
  • Budget: A commission of up to $9,000 will be available for the chosen artist to create and install their work, with some materials and installation assistance available to complete the project
  • Dimensions: 160′ length by 15′ height (near Hamburg Street down to about 10′ as the elevation rises)


  • Work must refer to the entrance to Larkinville, Hydraulic District, and/or Seneca Street
  • Proposals must include:
    • A description of the work, including materials and dimensions
    • Request for materials to be used during the completion and installation of the mural
    • Sketches of the work
    • Links to examples of previous work
    • Contact information, including phone number, email address, and mailing address
  • Final mural must have an expected lifespan of at least ten years unprotected from the elements
  • For photographs of the space, a full RFP with images can be found here


  • January 13, 2020; 5 PM: Deadline to submit
  • February 2020: Selection of artist
  • March 2020: Public announcement of selection
  • Spring 2020: Mural implementation and planning meetings; completed and installed work (pending weather)

For questions, contact ASI at [email protected]