AMPLIFY Call for Entries

Big Hug by artist Charity Hamidullah currently appears on the Spruill Gallery grounds as the 2023 winning entry. Big Hug honors the safety, connection and intimacy of a really good group hug.

Spruill Center for the Arts and Spruill Gallery announce the Open Call for submissions for the 5th Annual AMPLIFY public art project. This project aims to elevate a sense of community, connect people through art, and promote local, regional and national artists.

The AMPLIFY artist whose proposal is selected will install their design on the historic “Smoke House” at the Spruill Gallery grounds at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Georgia. The installation site is in a high-visibility area in the ever-growing and expanding Atlanta Perimeter Business District.

The project winner will be unveiled during the annual Spirits for Spruill event on October 26, 2024. This event celebrates and showcases the public art project in front of hundreds of the area’s supporters including artists, businesses and government officials. 

Proposals are due between July 12 and August 12, 2024.

Artists can find the 2024 AMPLIFY project prospectus here:


In 2020, Spruill Gallery introduced AMPLIFY, an annual creative placemaking project on the Spruill Gallery grounds meant to engage the community through vibrant public art installations and to support working artists and the art economy.  AMPLIFY has become a symbol of artistic excellence, a testament to the fusion of art, culture and community and a beloved Dunwoody landmark.

Each year, an artist’s mural design is selected from a vast pool of entries from a nationwide call. The AMPLIFY selection committee reviews this wealth of artist submissions and from this impressive pool, three finalists emerge, with one being artist and their public art project revealed at the Spirits for Spruill event on October 26.

Big Hug appears on the side of the iconic Spruill Smoke House, at the Spruill Gallery property at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, Georgia. This strategic location in the bustling commercial hub of the Perimeter business district ensures that the mural will be a prominent fixture in the city’s landscape.

Questions?  Contact Spruill Gallery Director, Shannon Morris at or call 770.394.4019.