Apr 06, 2023

🎙️ Keith County mural project looking for artists for 2023 mural

Posted Apr 06, 2023 8:37 PM

North Platte Post

BRULE — Keith County Area Development has announced a call to artists for the 2023 Mural Project to bring artists and local communities together to create a more vibrant Keith County.

Art in public places plays an important role in preserving our culture, conveying the history of our community, and beautifying the place we call home.

The goal of the Mural Project is to support the creation of murals throughout Keith County to promote the creative expression of the artist and to provide an enriching visual experience for residents and visitors as a quality of place enhancement.

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The 2023 mural site location is Brule, Nebraska’s beautiful Barton Park. Many locals and travelers alike frequent Barton Park for picnics and family events. The mural will be painted on an existing structure in the park. . The key elements for the 2023 mural project will be ‘beauty, nature, and creativity’ which are based on the First Impressions Mural Survey taken by Brule residents. ‘Beauty, nature, and creativity’ were the top-rated values of the survey respondents and will be used to guide the artist’s inspiration for the project. This project stems from the “First Impressions” priorities identified during the 2020 Keith County Community Vision Planning process. It is being pursued thanks to generous funding raised during the 2022 Keith County Big Give and a grant from the Keith County Foundation Fund.

2022 Keith County Mural in Ogallala
2022 Keith County Mural in Ogallala

This is Keith County Area Development’s second mural project. Mural project information is available on Keith County Area Development’s website at kcad.org/mural. Artist applications may be submitted online or by mail and are due April 30, 2023. . Keith County Area Development (KCAD) is an independent 501.c.3 non-profit organization based in Ogallala. KCAD’s mission is to lead activities and partner with community members to broaden and strengthen employment and commerce in Keith County. “We provide forums for strategic planning, creative thinking, and collaboration. We recruit community stakeholders that have a passion for Keith County and want to assist in its progress. We strive to make our communities more attractive by promoting our strengths and confronting areas of needed improvement.” KCAD is located at 10 North Spruce St., Suite C, Ogallala, Nebraska, and can be reached at (308) 284-6623. For more information, please visit www.kcad.org