Sandra Chow and Linda von Zuben discuss features of Rivercity Players back wall to be incorporated in the mural competition.

Rivercity Players is looking for an artist

Campbell River theatre group wants to have two large murals painted on otherwise drab outside walls

Rivercity Players is into another community project.

This time, instead of providing entertainment, they are trying to enhance the appearance of the city and re-ignite community pride.

The project is to paint two large murals on the outside of the building that houses Rivercity Stage at 1080 Hemlock St.

One of the walls measures 88 feet long by 18 feet high, the other is 50’x18’.

“It will be quite a challenge to compose works that can be enlarged to that sort of size,” says local artist Sandra Chow, who is a director of Rivercity Players and the project manager. “But to have your work on public display on that scale will certainly be very prestigious.”

The works to adorn these huge walls will be chosen from artists who submit their work. Entry forms and submissions criteria can be obtained from Impressions Gallery in Shoppers Row. The competition is open to all Campbell River and district residents.

The winner will be chosen by Rivercity Players’ board of directors.

There will be a prize of an iPad computer. A group of volunteers, directed by the winning artist, will help to erect scaffolding and paint the mural. The deadline for entries is July 27.

One area of the walls will be dedicated to sponsors.”

For more information, call Chow at 250-850-0855 or e-mail