Mural Project Engages Silicon Valley Creatives
JANUARY 25, 2017 – SAN JOSE, CA – Silicon Valley’s second largest retail destination, Eastridge Center, announced today it is opening a call for local artists to submit design work for a mural art competition at the property.
The center will undergo a redevelopment to create a cultural shopping destination hub and catalyst for public art in a private space. This begins with a public mural project as a way of demonstrating commitment to urban renewal and growth in San Jose’s Evergreen neighborhood. “By establishing a visual public presence, we hope that the community will join us in investing in the city’s future,” says Eastridge marketing director Anthony Campo. Eastridge is requesting artist proposals for a painted mural to be installed along the exterior of the center on existing blank, brick or stucco walls. The project budget is not to exceed $8.60 per square foot for an artist or team of collaborative artists. The budget should include the artist(s) fee, supplies, travel-related expenses, and other associated costs including insurance.
Any artist or team of artists interested in creating a two-dimensional mural, to be completed in Spring 2017, should apply by the deadline of February 15. “One of the goals of this mural project is to engage our local artist community through active participation, meet-the-artist opportunities and demonstrations,” says Mr. Campo. Interested parties may find relevant information and application process detail including project timeline at eastridgecenter.com/mural-projects.
About Eastridge Center
Owned and operated by Pacific Retail Capital Partners, Eastridge Center is Silicon Valley’s second largest retail destination with 1.4 million square feet of abundant shopping, dining and entertainment. 2017 marks a milestone as the property undergoes a $12M redevelopment to re-invent Eastridge Center. Featuring Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears, Barnes & Noble, Red Robin, and Chili’s, the well-known San Jose center showcases 150 stores, an impressive 15-screen AMC Theatre, and multiple restaurants. Highlights include a brand-new H&M, Hollister Co., Tilly’s, Victoria’s Secret, crazy 8, Forever 21 and a spacious Food Court. The Grand Center Court offers two levels of shopping with superior store accessibility and visibility in San Jose’s Evergreen neighborhood. For more information, visit eastridgecenter.com.
About Pacific Retail Capital Partners
Pacific Retail Capital Partners is a fully integrated, entrepreneurial organization with an unparalleled depth of knowledge in all aspects of retail real estate. Its team of executives and strategic partners draw on decades of experience with major national shopping center owners to deliver top-tier service as an operating partner and provide efficient oversight of the company’s own portfolio. Pacific Retail’s broad-based talent is versed in multiple disciplines from investment and development, which enables the company to quickly assess market opportunities, to management, leasing and marketing which allows it to effectively control costs and maintain the quality of its properties. Based in Southern California, the company operates nationally with emphasis on large regional malls. Its investment and management portfolio includes the West Oaks Mall in Houston; Yorktown Center in suburban Chicago; Colonie Center in Albany, The Galleria at White Plains and Broadway Mall on Long Island, in New York; NorthPark Mall in Mississippi; The Esplanade outside of New Orleans, The Shops at South Town in Sandy; Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara and Eastridge in San Jose. To learn more visit pacificretail.com.