Non-profit taking submissions for mural designs for downtown Monroe

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Downtown Arts Alliance non-profit is taking submissions for mural designs to go on the walls of Art Alley in downtown Monroe.

The Downtown Art Alliance non-profit is taking submissions for mural designs to go on the walls of Art Alley in downtown Monroe. Source: (KNOE)

"We want you to be thinking about things that are interactive, things that are fun, things that if you stand in front of, it'll make a really great selfie or photograph," said Brooke Foy, the non-profit's president.

She said all artists can submit.

"You could be a local emerging artist who's shown at the crawls. You could be someone who's never really made art before who just has an idea. You can be a grandma and a grandkid. I mean you could be anybody. It doesn't, you could be a college art kid. We take all kinds," Foy said.

Jarod Stokes, vice president of the non-profit, said people will be able to vote on their favorite submissions at the Downtown Gallery Crawl on the first Thursday of April.

"So, we want to take something that grew organically, formalize it and get more artists exposure," Stokes said. "We have a lot of people who are picking up this flyer for the first time and they're super excited about being able to, you know, put their stamp on 318, their stamp on Art Alley."

He said having creatives in the community can help bring out hidden gems in the area.

"Art allows you to discover things that you didn't see before. So when you get art involved in a community, it's something that starts to grow and it starts to change the way people look at the city and the roads and the streets," he said.

According to Foy, submissions are due by March 10 and can be sent by email to artsalliancedowntown@gmail.com.

Foy said people can follow the non-profit on Facebook or go to their website for more information.