Seeking a live mural artist for the 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Crush Studio is seeking an awesomely talented and badass, 2-D graffiti or mural artist for the 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival.

We are a creative event design and production company that will be producing a fun event space for one of the festival’s presenting sponsors at the 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival. The custom two-story structure is one of the largest at the festival, and year after year, draws thousands of attendees to the space.

This year’s theme for the space is “urban playground.” We will incorporate hip, cool, and vibrant city elements that invoke fun and play and inspire attendees to travel to new, exciting places—think the High Line in NYC, spray painted tire swings, street art, etc. As part of the activation, we plan to have a live installation street artist producing a mural on the side of the structure. Think styles similar to James Goldcrown, Maya Hayuk, Hektad, etc. The idea is for festival attendees to watch the mural come to life over several hours, and at the end of each festival day, a unique, vibrant piece of art will remain and serve as a photo backdrop for festival goers.

The artist will produce the murals for each of the three festival days. Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday through Sunday. We envision the actual painting to occur from about 11:00 to 2:00, leaving an hour at the end of the day for photos. The mural will be produced on a large canvas adhered to the side of the structure (not to be painted directly on the structure) so that it can be removed at the end of the day to make way for the next -day. A new mural will need to be produced for each day. Previous experience creating murals or large-scale paintings preferred.

Details are listed below:

  • Theme: The World is Your Playground – colorful and playful murals encouraged
  • Where: 2022 Charleston Wine + Food Festival
    Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405
  • When: Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6, 2022
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Compensation: $1,500 per day (arrive at 10:30 a.m. to set up, wrapping up by 2:30 p.m.). Artist to provide all materials, except for the canvas.
  • Approximate mural size: up to 18’w x 10’h
  • Ownership: Each of the completed murals will be owned by the client and will be donated to a local organization (to be determined).

Please send up to 5 previous examples of work (or a link to website, and/or IG handle), as well as mock-ups of 1 mural design for the festival, to