The Island Inn Park, drawing by Philip Howard

Ocracoke Alive is seeking artists to create freestanding murals to beautify the surrounding area of the Island Inn Park while the historic Odd Fellows Lodge is being restored.

The arts nonprofit is collaborating with Ocracoke Preservation Society, which owns the property, to recruit community volunteers to assist in the development of the park greenspace.

The mural project will be installed on the grounds of the Island Inn Park for the 2023 season.

Participating artists will be provided with a four-foot by four-foot panel to design around one of the following themes: Ocracoke Community, Ocracoke History, Ocracoke Environment.

There are a limited number of mural spots, and mural participation is subject to OPS and Ocracoke Alive approval.

Panels are due back from the artists by April 1 with a temporary installation from April 25 to Sept 15.

At the conclusion of the installation, an auction of the panels will be held with the proceeds to benefit the Island Inn Park Project.

Participating artists will be provided with a small stipend.

Other efforts in the collaboration include preparation of the grounds for landscaping and paths, the installation of a fig tree garden and the maintenance of the community park on the corner of Lighthouse Road and Irvin Garrish Highway.

If you are interested in landscape volunteering or participating in the mural project, please contact David Tweedie, 252-921-0260 (call or text), info@ocracokealive.org.

More information is available at www.ocracokealive.org.

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