New Barons Market in North Park Seeks Local Artist for Mural

The new market slated to open this October in North Park, is searching for local artists to design a public mural that will be displayed inside the store

A grocery store opening this fall in North Park will boast a public mural set to be created by San Diego artists – and the company is actively seeking the creative minds to make that mark.

Barons Market will open its seventh Southern California location this October, this time at 3231 E. University Ave. The family-owned grocery store is currently requesting proposals from local artists to create a mural on a four-sided column inside the new store that will represent the theme of “growing community through food and art,” the company announced Monday.

The proposal process is open to all artists living in San Diego – ideally North Park and surrounding Uptown communities. Artists who want to pitch their ideas for the mural should submit their portfolio, resume and short letter of interest to Barons by 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 25.

That’s the first step of a three-stage selection process, the company said. The art submissions will be reviewed by Studio H2G, Mixte Communications and the Barons Market Management Team.

On Aug. 29, stage two finalists will be chosen. Those finalists may then be interviewed by the aforementioned panel.

On Sept. 19, the winning artist will be named.

Barons Market said the installation of the mural at the North Park location will begin on Sept. 21 with a projected completion date of Sept. 30, before the store opens for business.

The artist that is chosen to create the mural will be awarded $2,000, plus art supplies. The artist’s name and the name of the piece will be “prominently but discreetly near or on the art work,” Barons Market added.

To get all of the details on the art project and requirements, click here.

Barons, which focuses on all-natural, healthy food, operates six locations in Southern California: Point Loma; Rancho Bernardo; Alpine; Temecula; Murrieta; Wildomar. The company’s North Park store will be the newest location in the lineup.

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