The City of Kannapolis and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, as lead partners in a NC Research Campus collaboration for the NC Science Festival, are issuing a Call for Design Proposals. North Carolina artists (high school age and beyond) are invited to submit a design for a painted public mural that represents the theme of Building STEAM in Kannapolis.

The mural should incorporate all of the following elements:

  • Genetics
  • Health and Wellness
  • Nutrition

The design will span five 7’ x 5’ blocks of a straight campus sidewalk. It should be aesthetically pleasing from a vertical and horizontal perspective. Installation will be the responsibility of the artist.

Serious inquiries, please send the following to by March 26, 2023.

  • Sketch of proposed design
  • Bid requested for the production of final design to include materials and artist’s compensation
  • Brief explanation of design experience