Artists sought for museum work


The Fulton County Historical Society is looking for an artist to create a lobby mural for the planned Museum and Welcome Center of Fulton County.

Four inch square ceramic tiles with images of Fulton County residents from the past and present are being sold to create the mural as part of the museum’s capital campaign. Together, the 6,000 faces will be combined digitally to create a much larger composite image that represents the Spirit of Fulton County.

Orientation meetings for interested artists will be held at the current county museum at 229 Monroe Street in downtown Wauseon on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. or Saturday, July 18 at 2 p.m. The artists will learn the specifics of the proposed museum timeline exhibit and receive packets of background information that include bidding information.

Final proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. on July 29, 2015, when a finalist will be chosen.

The new museum will become part of the existing Fulton County campus on State Route 108, north of the Robert Fulton Facility. This project represents a unique partnership between the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), Fulton County, and the Fulton County Historical Society. This arrangement will allow for the sharing of resources and services, saving taxpayer dollars and operating costs.

For more information, or to purchase a tile for the mural, contact the Historical Society at (419) 337-7922 or visit http://www.fultoncountyhs.org/.