In 2022 Healthy Klamath was able to install 4 beautiful pieces of art on the exterior wall of a building downtown thanks to the AARP 2022 Community Challenge grant. Due to the success of this initial project, we are excited to announce that in 2023 we plan to continue these beautification efforts!

The Alleyway Activation Project is designed to beautify our alleyways in the downtown corridor of Klamath Falls. Recruiting from our abundantly creative regional community, a selected artist’s work will be mounted to one of the historical buildings off main street. This is an opportunity to be a part of the effort to make Klamath falls a livelier and beautiful place.

Artists will be given a 4ft x 8ft space to paint on that will be mounted to a steel frame. Taking great care, these frames will be mounted to the building in a safe and preserving manner so that the integrity of the brick and mortar remains intact.

Each artist will be given a $600 stipend for their time and creativity spent on the piece as well as an allowance for paint. To apply artists must provide a conceptual drawing of what they plan to create. Applications are due February 28, 2023, and selected artists will be notified by March 2 with a mandatory meeting on March 6, 2023. Paintings must be completed by May 22, 2023.

If artists fail to complete their paintings, they will forfeit their stipend. Artists are responsible for purchasing their own paints and will be reimbursed for any costs associated with creating their piece. Artists will have to coat the final product in a sealant to preserve the paint from fading and moisture.

Artists will be asked to paint on plywood, multi-media art is welcome, as long as the wood is coated with a sealant. Plywood and marine varnish will be provided at the mandatory meeting with the project coordinator.

We are looking for a range of artistic styles, themes, techniques, and experience levels. We ask that if painted, make the design picture based, not word-based. Designs that include logos, copyrighted or trademarked images, advertisements, or political, commercial, religious, or sexual symbols, themes or messages will not be accepted; however, special exceptions may be granted for logos that connect the community to existing themes. Designs should be appropriate for a diverse, broad-based audience.

We look forward to seeing what your imagination can bring to life. We hope you apply! Please visit

For questions, contact Kelsey Mueller Wendt, Project Manager at