How does Wilmington, Delaware inspire you? Show us for a chance to win the opportunity to bring your mural ideas to life!

Edit: This article has been edited to reflect the submission date change.


Do you design, paint, or are a creative person? Want to win $500 and a chance for your art to find a permanent home in Wilmington, DE?


Local housing and community developer, The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) wants you! BPG recently put the call out for individuals to design a mural that will adorn a 15′ X 20′ area of a brick wall at 9th and Shipley St. (behind the Market St. Walgreens). The design contest is part of an ongoing city beautification effort in collaboration with Creative District Wilmington, an initiative of Wilmington Renaissance Corporation (WRC).


“We are excited to give local artists and designers the opportunity to put their stamp on such a high traffic street corner downtown – pedestrian commuters, Mid-town Garage goers, tourists, and local residents will all get the chance to marvel at the mural 24 hours a day,” says Chris Buccini, Co-President of the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG).

Submission Requirements:

  • The mural should be a demonstration of Wilmington city pride, in a graphic design/line art style.
  • A written summary describing the proposed design (if necessary)
  • artist contact information including name, address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Deadline is June 30, 2019, at 11:59 AM


Previous professional art experience not necessary. Graphic and digital designers encouraged to participate. Qualified brick muralists have the option to paint the mural should their design submission be selected, given they provide previous mural work examples and submit a project proposal


Designers should be local to Wilmington.


How will your idea be evaluated? Check out the criteria:

  • Originality of Design
  • Is the design original/unique?
  • Artistic Merit of Design
  • Is the design visually and conceptually stimulating?
  • What relevance does it have to Wilmington, DE?
  • Does the design interact with its viewers in the community?
  • How will it complement its surroundings?


By submitting to this contest, the artist agrees to release the digital artwork files to BPG if their design is selected. All submissions should be sent to For more information on the contest check out the contest’s facebook event page.


About The Buccini/Pollin Group

The Buccini/Pollin Group, Inc. (Buccini/Pollin) is a privately held, integrated real estate acquisition, development, and management company with offices in Washington DC, Wilmington Delaware, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. For over 25 years, Buccini/Pollin has developed and acquired hotel, office, residential, retail, and parking properties throughout the United States. Buccini/Pollin has acquired, developed and owns real estate assets having a value in excess of $5 billion, including over 40 hotels, 7 million square feet of office and retail space, 10 major residential communities, and multiple entertainment venues, including Talen Energy Stadium, home of the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team. The principals of Buccini/Pollin, along with PM Hotel Group (hotel operating company), BPG | 360 (office property management and leasing), ResideBPG (residential property management and leasing), and BPGS Construction, LLC (construction management), oversee all aspects of project acquisition, finance, development, construction, leasing, operations, and disposition for its portfolio properties. The Buccini/Pollin Group has over 3,500 employees in 12 states. For more information, please visit


About Creative District Wilmington

Creative District Wilmington is an effort to join the national wave of creative placemaking initiatives that seek to transform urban areas. Encompassing the area bounded by Fourth, Ninth, Market and Washington streets, the Creative District is focused on creative production and consumption, a place where creative entrepreneurs and neighborhood residents thrive and where locally designed goods and original works are made and consumed.

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