East Somerville Main Streets, Mount Vernon Restaurant Search for Muralists

Mount Vernon RestaurantBrett Henry of Mount Vernon Restaurant. Photo courtesy of East Somerville Main Streets.

Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub is teaming up with East Somerville Main Streets (ESMS) to find a mural proposal for its southern wall.

The decades-old restaurant, which specializes in American food including seafood and ribs, is looking for a mural that celebrates its fare or “New England cuisine themed imagery,” according to a press release.

Mount Vernon Restaurant is accepting applications through March 30, and hopes the chosen mural will be painted in August. The restaurant and ESMS are offering a $3,000 stipend for the artwork through a Somerville Arts Council grant.

“It’s a restaurant that’s part of the local history and makeup of the community, and so we’re excited to be able to bring a mural there that hopefully will highlight what it brings to the community,”┬ásays ESMS Executive Director Jen Atwood.

To apply, send contact information, a CV, a link to past work, and a proposal to director@eastsomervillemainstreets.org or to the organization at 3 Glen St.