Request for Proposals: Interior wall-mounted work of art for ‘Ewa Mahiko Gymnasium

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2024

O‘AHU – Artists interested in creating an interior wall-mounted work of art for the ‘Ewa Mahiko District Park Gymnasium are encouraged to submit their applications to the City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts by the deadline of April 15, 2024.

The work of art will be commissioned as part of the Art in City Buildings program at the ‘Ewa Mahiko District Park Gymnasium. The gymnasium, built in 2013, is a multi-purpose indoor facility located on Renton Road (between Alāiki Street and Park Row) in ‘Ewa Beach, on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. The gymnasium covers an area of approximately 10,000 square feet and features a full-sized basketball court that can be used for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor sports. The Requests for Proposals is open to all artists, or teams of artists, qualified to work for the City and County of Honolulu. The awarded budget for this project is $100,000.

The Commission on Culture and the Arts proposes that the mural should engage the community in its creation, reflecting the surrounding area of ‘Ewa Mahiko District Park. The artwork should be suitable for the recreational purposes of the gymnasium facility while also paying homage to the rich historical and cultural context of the area. The artwork should take into account placement, designs and color schemes that do not interfere with recreational activities in the gym.

To work for the City and County of Honolulu and to receive any payment all artists must be registered with the City and County of Honolulu’s Vendor Self Service System and must obtain a Vendor Number. You may register with the Vendor Self Service System on-line at In addition, to be awarded the commission, the artist must be registered to do business in the State of Hawaiʻi and be deemed compliant on the State of Hawaiʻi Compliance Express (HCE) system, online at HCE and VSS registration must be completed prior to awarding of commission.

For more information about the Requests for Proposal, contact the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, at 808-768-4105 or