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12th mural on CB to showcase ‘Best Day Ever,’ public selfies welcomed for inspiration

CAROLINA BEACH — Want to be memorialized on the side of the Marriott in Carolina Beach?

The Carolina Beach Mural Project is taking submissions of selfies that showcase the fun of Pleasure Island as part of its 12th mural.

Fourteen-year-old artist Madeline Deiters will complete the work, with installation planned in late September. Self-taught, Deiters has worked with city governments, federal grants and private business owners to create public artworks, with projects awarded upward of $50,000. She also has taught workshops that promote and produce public art.

Titled “Best Day Ever,” the mural will be located on the Courtyard Marriott wall, 100 Charlotte Ave., measuring 25-feet-11-feet. It will focus on beach life and use a series of selfies as its inspiration. The photos will highlight daily activities enjoyed on the island and will be submitted by the public, according to the project committee.

Deiters will select her favorite top five photos to utilize in the piece. The photos must have a clear focal point with one or two closeups of faces but refrain from including multiple people. Simple shots taken further away, with a sunset in the background, for instance, are preferred, and “fun angles and perspectives” are welcome.

“Photos with many, many items and not a clear focal point — such as whole family, (head to toe) shot with busy festival in background — would probably not be selected,” the project explained.

The deadline to submit is Aug 10 and each submission will cost $10, with proceeds benefiting the Carolina Beach Mural Project. Submissions are considered written permission for the artist to use the photos in the final design and compensation will not be offered. To learn more about the submission process, click here.

The Carolina Beach Mural Committee will select more artists as the project moves forward, celebrating the island’s history through public art displays. More walls have been selected with the 13th project slated to cover 501 N. Lake Park Blvd.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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