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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Feb 20

City Seeks Artist for Community Mural

Posted on February 20, 2018 at 9:32 AM by Communications Department

2-20 cniImagine transforming a blank wall into a showpiece of a community’s culture and history. The City of Newport News is seeking proposals for a community mural in the Southeast Community to do just that as part of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative. The original work of art, inspired by the community, is to be located on the Boys and Girls Club building at 629 Hampton Avenue. The maximum budget is $20,000 and proposals are due March 2. All those who submit a proposal are required to attend a community meeting on March 6 to present their vision to residents. An optional site visit is scheduled for February 21 at 1:00 pm at the Boys & Girls Club building. Once the finalist is chosen, the mural must be completed by May 11. Artists that are passionate about community engagement are encouraged to apply. Access the Request For Proposals at

In 2016, the City of Newport News and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority received a $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help develop a plan to transform the Marshall- Ridley area of the Southeast Community. CNI is HUD's signature place-based initiative to revitalize and transform distressed public and assisted housing and surrounding areas focusing on housing, people and neighborhood needs and opportunities. This mural opportunity is one of the CNI Early Action Activities and is funded through the HUD grant. Learn more about the Newport News Choice Neighborhoods Initiative at