The Downtown Mural Program is a matching grant provided by the McMinnville Downtown Association to help ensure public murals are created to the highest standards of quality, and in a way that enhances the historic charm that makes downtown McMinnville unique. A properly prepared mural should have a lifespan of 10-30 years. Successful applications will prove adherence to the outlined design requirements and undergo a design review process.

Maximum Individual Grant

  • $1,000 per mural


An individual/organization intending to create a mural on an exterior wall that is visible from the public right-of-way and within the downtown McMinnville boundaries (Adams to Johnson, between 2nd & 4th). The application must include a letter of permission from the property owner identifying the exact location, size, and placement of the mural.

Applicants may be:

  • An individual artist or group of artists; or

  • A curator who selects artist(s) for a project

Download the full application requirements here

For more information, or to discuss a potential project, email