Call for Artists: Brook Street School Mural

Capstone Community Action announces our search for an artist or artist team for the design, fabrication, and installation of an original mural inspired by early children’s literature on the street-facing retaining wall at the Brook Street School in Barre Vermont. Application for download below, deadline for submissions is January 31, 2024.

• Create an enduring piece of art that will instill community pride and be a catalyst for community connection.
• Visually display how children’s books nourish our imaginations and expand our worlds.

The Brook Street School sits at the corner of North Seminary and Brook Streets. The mural will be on the street-facing retaining wall on North Seminary Street. The concrete wall, approximately 4 feet x 61 feet, supports the Brook Street School playground.

Details on who may apply, estimated timeline, budget and expectations, submission process, selection criteria and process,  and about the organizations and programs are included in the RFQ.


Brook Street School Mural Project RFQ


This year is the 25th anniversary of Head Start’s purchase of the Brook Street School. It was originally built as an elementary school in the 1930’s and is a historically listed building. Capstone spent a year renovating it to be a usable building for a childcare facility. Today the school serves up to sixty families and children. At the Brook Street School, Head Start families are committed to achieving their goals and to supporting their children’s education. Also located at Brook Street School is a high school for Head Start parents. Here parents model the importance of education by earning their degrees while their children receive high-quality early childhood education in the same building. Art has also become an important part of our Head Start community. An annual art show and Vermont Arts Council Artists in Schools residency program is a source of pride and celebration for our community.

Questions by phone or email are welcome at any time. You can reach Stephanie Rubin by phone at 802-249-8227 or by email at

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