Mural Mini-Residency with En Root House

Our good pals at En Root House are looking for muralists from outside Chattanooga, TN, to help beautify their small hostel in exchange for free lodging.

Located in the historic Highland Park area you'll be just minutes away from downtown Chattanooga, including bars, restaurants, parks, hiking trails, the zoo, museums, art galleries and coffee shops. Bikes are available to borrow and there is a bus stop a block away, so there's no excuse to not get downtown!


The Residency

The fence that goes around En Root House will act as blank canvases for the Mural Residency Artists. There are several smallish 'panels' that makeup the sides of the fencing. The photos below demonstrate the makeup and general size of the panels. The panels are a manageable size and mostly composed out of corrugated sheet metal approximately 6' tall by 6'wide, but they do vary slightly from panel to panel. 





  • Outdoor Mural on a 6'x6' panel
  • Material and Supplies (including paint, brushes, etc)
  • Travel/Food/Other living expenses


  • Free lodging at En Root House for one to two weeks in one of the shared dorm-style rooms
  • Documentation with credit on the ARC webpage
  • Opportunity to beautify Chattanooga and En Root House

You can find out more about En Root House, their location and amenities at their website. Hear about 2016 ARC resident Ryder Richard's experience with ARC, En Root, and Chattanooga:

How To Apply

Send an email to with the following information:

  • Contact Details (Full name & phone number)
  • 5 - 10 images of previous work, preferably murals or large-scale paintings
  • Proposal sketches of your planned mural
  • Preferred dates to complete the mural

Savanah, October 2017


Jeff Niesen, August 2017