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A Mural

Movement

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From humble beginnings: The idea for a mural began as a simple Rotary project. President Brett Hubka selected the goal of installing one mural as his chosen community project during his tenure... just one. Another Rotarian suggested that the club be open to putting up more, assuring Brett that the money would come if the idea was a good one.

 

Sure enough, the money came in and the idea took off. Brett asked a cross-section of people from the community to serve on a seven-person mural committee, and the Mural Movement of Clay Center was born. Business owners began contacting the group, asking how they could get their building on the list to be beautified. More than twenty-five murals later, the Mural Movement is still going strong with plans for the future. Our murals are a great attraction for our community, drawing traffic from Hwy 15 to stop at the mural(s), grab a bite, shop downtown and enjoy all Clay Center has to offer.

Come see our murals in person! Use our interactive map to make your way around our town.

A vibrant pastoral scene emblematic of rural Clay County, KS.  Multi-generational farms and high quality agricultural products are sources of pride for the region. Reaching over 80 ft high, this massive mural is the largest in Clay Center.

'Bucolic America'

2021

Clay Center

A vibrant pastoral scene emblematic of rural Clay County, KS. Multi-generational farms and high quality agricultural products are sources of pride for the region. Reaching over 80 ft high, this massive mural is the largest in Clay Center.

Whitney Kerr III, Mike Trujilo, Ryan Estel, Jeremy Bena, Elliott McAnany

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The center of it all. Not a surprising statement about a piece of art located smack dab in the middle of Clay Center, Kansas, it couldn't be more true. Our geography, people, and energy are the fabric of community.

'Center Of It All'

2021

Clay Center

The center of it all. Not a surprising statement about a piece of art located smack dab in the middle of Clay Center, Kansas, it couldn't be more true. Our geography, people, and energy are the fabric of community.

Jessica Kerr & Taylor Carr

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This special artist is a long-time Clay Countian. Her special piece represents the colorful years of Route 66 and the picturesque, classic old filling stations that once lined the highways.

'Classics'

2021

Clay Center

This special artist is a long-time Clay Countian. Her special piece represents the colorful years of Route 66 and the picturesque, classic old filling stations that once lined the highways.

Tracy Lebo

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A stirring depiction of an iconic WWII photograph. Completing the patriotic theme, a pole extending above the mural presents the American flag and brings a unique movement to the artwork.

'Clay Center Veterans Mural'

2020

Clay Center

A stirring depiction of an iconic WWII photograph. Completing the patriotic theme, a pole extending above the mural presents the American flag and brings a unique movement to the artwork.

Whitney Kerr III, Elliott McAnany, Chase Hunter

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This Coca-Cola mural was hand painted by a 1920s artist (unknown) from Kansas City, MO. It is one of thousands commissioned by Coca-Cola, whose outdoor advertising campaign saturated the rural America at that time.

'Coca-Cola'

1920

Clay Center

This Coca-Cola mural was hand painted by a 1920s artist (unknown) from Kansas City, MO. It is one of thousands commissioned by Coca-Cola, whose outdoor advertising campaign saturated the rural America at that time.

Restored by Leland "Slim" Graves

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Everything about this mural exemplifies rural Kansas and nature - clear blue sky, fly over country, tall grass, bountiful harvests, storms brewing, post & wire fencing, animals grazing, water and open roads.

'Farm to Table'

2021

Clay Center

Everything about this mural exemplifies rural Kansas and nature - clear blue sky, fly over country, tall grass, bountiful harvests, storms brewing, post & wire fencing, animals grazing, water and open roads.

Whitney Kerr III, Mike Trujilo, Ryan Estel, Jeremy Bena

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The national emblem of the United States since 1787, the bald eagle is prominently featured in this spirited patriotic themed mural.

'God Bless America'

2021

Clay Center

The national emblem of the United States since 1787, the bald eagle is prominently featured in this spirited patriotic themed mural.

Whitney Kerr III, Mike Trujillo, Ryan Estel

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Featuring area attractions and scenes of Clay County, rural life is celebrated in this postcard style mural. Several Clay Center hidden gems can also be found in this mural by those familiar with the area.

'Greetings From'

2020

Clay Center

Featuring area attractions and scenes of Clay County, rural life is celebrated in this postcard style mural. Several Clay Center hidden gems can also be found in this mural by those familiar with the area.

Whitney Kerr III & Elliott McAnany

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A still-life work honoring the hardworking community members who build, grow, educate, and protect the Clay Center community. Featured in this mural are the actual equipment and tools of various departments that serve the area.

'Heroes Live Here'

2021

Clay Center

A still-life work honoring the hardworking community members who build, grow, educate, and protect the Clay Center community. Featured in this mural are the actual equipment and tools of various departments that serve the area.

Whitney Kerr III, Ryan Estel, Mike Trujilo, Jeremy Bena

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Representation of iconic signage marking Kansas Highway 15 which serves Clay Center, KS. Comprised of original Kansas license plates from the 50s, 60s, and beyond.

'K-15'

2020

Clay Center

Representation of iconic signage marking Kansas Highway 15 which serves Clay Center, KS. Comprised of original Kansas license plates from the 50s, 60s, and beyond.

William Counter

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Featuring bending wheat fields and a covered wagon train, this postage stamp was issued to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Kansas Territory.

'Kansas Stamp'

2021

Clay Center

Featuring bending wheat fields and a covered wagon train, this postage stamp was issued to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Kansas Territory.

William Counter

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Since the struggle of the Revolutionary War, the flag of the United States has served as a symbol of unity, the perfect representation of our town's ever faithful patriotism.

'Old Glory'

2021

Clay Center

Since the struggle of the Revolutionary War, the flag of the United States has served as a symbol of unity, the perfect representation of our town's ever faithful patriotism.

Ryan Estel

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Mesmerizing, indeed! Our artist's use of black and white shadowing has created an abstract piece with depth that pulls viewers in and leaves them spellbound.

'Primordial Passage'

2021

Clay Center

Mesmerizing, indeed! Our artist's use of black and white shadowing has created an abstract piece with depth that pulls viewers in and leaves them spellbound.

Joshua Jaiye Farrell

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Rescued' says it all - a mural depicting just five of the 1000+ dogs that have been through CCARE Animal Shelter's doors since opening in 2016.

'Rescued'

2021

Clay Center

Rescued' says it all - a mural depicting just five of the 1000+ dogs that have been through CCARE Animal Shelter's doors since opening in 2016.

Whitney Kerr III, Ryan Estel, Jeremy Bena

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When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine. It's safe to say this mural gives all Kansans "the feels" with this sweet reminder to find the beauty in every day.

'Sunflower State of Mind'

2022

Clay Center

When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine. It's safe to say this mural gives all Kansans "the feels" with this sweet reminder to find the beauty in every day.

C. Stanley Creative

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The story represents the many facets of Kansas - from a beautiful day on the lake, to an infamous Kansas storm, to a beautiful sunset ending and the promise of a new day.

'There's No Place Like Home'

2021

Clay Center

The story represents the many facets of Kansas - from a beautiful day on the lake, to an infamous Kansas storm, to a beautiful sunset ending and the promise of a new day.

SCOTCH!

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An inviting arrangement of delicate native flora in full bloom - purple coneflower, jerusalem artichoke, plains sunflower, showy evening primrose, false indigo and scarlet globe mallow.

'Wildflowers'

2020

Clay Center

An inviting arrangement of delicate native flora in full bloom - purple coneflower, jerusalem artichoke, plains sunflower, showy evening primrose, false indigo and scarlet globe mallow.

Mindy Allen

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Located adjacent to the historic Clay Center Carnegie Library, this mural is a bookworm's delight!  Featuring an array of timeless novels, there is something for every reader to enjoy.

'Windows to Literacy'

2021

Clay Center

Located adjacent to the historic Clay Center Carnegie Library, this mural is a bookworm's delight! Featuring an array of timeless novels, there is something for every reader to enjoy.

Whitney Kerr III, Mike Trujilo, Ryan Estel, Jeremy Bena

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The messaging of this mural is pure and simple - a daily encouragement to support the wellbeing of the next generation.

'You Are Loved'

2021

Clay Center

The messaging of this mural is pure and simple - a daily encouragement to support the wellbeing of the next generation.

Whitney Kerr III, Ryan Estel, Mike Trujillo

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Utility Park in Clay Center, KS has been a favorite family leisure spot for generations. Inspired by the mesmerizing peacocks that call the park home, and the exotic cheetah, these striking installations are presented in vibrant colors.

Clay Center Zoo Murals

2021

Clay Center

Utility Park in Clay Center, KS has been a favorite family leisure spot for generations. Inspired by the mesmerizing peacocks that call the park home, and the exotic cheetah, these striking installations are presented in vibrant colors.

Brady Scott

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A look back to yesteryear - this colorful mural depicts the original painting of Green, KS as originally created by Donnie Appleton.

Green - 'Green 1950'

2021

Green

A look back to yesteryear - this colorful mural depicts the original painting of Green, KS as originally created by Donnie Appleton.

Whitney Kerr III & Mike Trujillo

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A beautiful tribute. The man on the combine is Neil; behind him, the road he traveled daily to the beloved Green Cafe.

Green - 'Neil & Jacalyn Memorial'

2021

Green

A beautiful tribute. The man on the combine is Neil; behind him, the road he traveled daily to the beloved Green Cafe.

Mike Trujilo, Jeremy Bena, Ryan Estel

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