Walls on Western, a program of Zone 3, is a new mural program intended to highlight artists living in Allston/Brighton. Throughout the summer, Zone 3 will announce 5 – 6 locations for murals along Western Ave. Any artist living in Allston/Brighton is encouraged to apply.

We are currently seeking proposals for the first mural in the series.

Wall #1 is located on the West side of 267 Western Ave, adjacent to an outdoor space that will soon be open and activated for public enjoyment. More mural locations will be announced soon.

Zone 3 is a Harvard-sparked initiative to further activate and energize Western Ave with creative programs, events, and retail. The hub of Zone 3 activity is currently the cluster of buildings at 267 Western Ave in Allston. Formerly a dry cleaning facility and an auto body garage, these buildings have recently been transformed through Harvard-led efforts. Walls on Western joins a roster of engaging programs and public art initiatives along the Western Ave corridor.

Wall #1 is approximately 20 ft long and 12 ft high


  • Artists must live in Allston/Brighton and must have resided in the neighborhood since at least September 1, 2016. If Allston/Brighton is not your legal address but you live in the 02134/02135 zip code, that’s ok! If selected, you will have to prove your address through a lease, piece of mail, etc

  • Experience is preferred, but not mandatory.


  • All materials are provided, including paint, brushes, and scaffolding.
  • Artists will receive a $1500 – 2500 design stipend, depending on experience and the complexity of work
  • In addition to the design stipend, artists will be paid for onsite work (i.e. mural implementation).


Submissions are due at midnight on Sunday, June 11. Submit materials online at www.zone3westernave.com

Please submit the following

  • A completed application

  • An artist statement

  • A letter of interest

  • A current resume/CV

  • Concept Description & Design Mock-Up

  • Up to 5 images of previous work

Works will be selected on artistic merit, strength of concept, feasibility, and the connection to the neighborhood. Works must be original creations. Designs deemed offensive will not be considered. 

Selected artists will be notified by Monday, June 19. The artist has one month from acceptance to complete the project.

Upon selection, artists must provide a signed license agreement, a signed Waiver of Rights and Release, and must procure required insurance.

For questions, contact liz@isenbergprojects.com



Zone 3 Open Mural Call Application

Artist Information
Full NameFirst, Last
Phone Number
Mailing Address+ City, State, Zip
Social Media HandlesFacebook, Twitter, Instagram if applicable
I certify that all the works submitted are created by me and are of original execution. The materials provided in my application are true to the best of my knowledge. By submitting, I agree to the terms set forth in this application.
I agree to the terms
Please Submit the Following
All submissions are due at midnight on Sunday, June 11.

Please use the upload buttons below to attach the following documents. These can be attached separately or as a combined PDF. Please clearly label your doc names!

Artist Statement
Tell us about yourself


What's your history?


Letter of Interest
Why are you interested in this project? What do you love about Allston?


Concept Description & Design Mockup

Have more more than one idea? Feel free to submit a few!


Up to 5 images of previous work