Artists who reside in Dane County are invited to submit a proposal for a new mural to be painted in a clinic space used by Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The mural will celebrate the cultural diversity of the families PHMDC serves.

“We want to create an environment that welcomes families from diverse backgrounds and sparks curiosity and learning among young children,” Public Health Supervisor Katrina Harwood said in a statement. “The artwork should reflect the experience and culture of the clients we serve and the work we do to connect with our community.”

PHMDC promotes Healthy People and Healthy Places by working with the community to enhance, protect, and promote the health of the environment and the well-being of all people. WIC is a nutrition program that serves families with young children and promotes wellness through healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, active lifestyles and locally grown food from farmers’ markets

The mural is hoping to make the clinic more welcoming. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, July 17, 4:30 p.m. Artists can submit proposals here.