FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2019
Contact: Lisa Marinis, BDC
Phone: 336.222.5002 ext. 101
BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN CORPORATION RECEIVES GRANT
FROM COMMUNITY INNOVATION FUND FOR DOWNTOWN MURAL PROJECT
BURLINGTON, NC – The Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC) is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Community Innovation Fund. These funds will support the BDC’s Downtown Mural Project, scheduled to launch Friday, February 15, 2019, with the distribution of a Call to Artists for Request for Proposals (RFP). To view the RFP, visit
Murals are often some of the most visually appealing, tourist‐drawing elements of a vibrant downtown. While community murals are not a silver bullet solution for enhancing the success of local businesses, they do have a significant impact on stabilizing and sustaining the process of community transformation.
Jessica Pasion, Executive Director of the BDC said, “A mural in downtown Burlington is a visible indicator that this community has all the ingredients to create revitalization. We are excited to showcase the creativity of local artists while creating unique spaces that bring community members together.” Community murals are a great way to celebrate the civic pride of Burlington and capture the vibrant energy and creativity of our diverse community.
ABOUT BURLINGTON DOWNTOWN CORPORATION:
The Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC) is a 501(c)3 non‐profit dedicated to promoting downtown and offering support to existing and potential business and property owners. Our mission is to create an environment for development that enhances Downtown Burlington as the cultural, historic, social, and economic center of the community.
If you would like more information about the BDC or the Community Innovation Fund, please call Lisa
Marinis at 336.222.5002, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.