The city of Dickinson needs volunteers to assist mural artist Guillermo (Ivan) Avalos. He has started painting the murals on the underpass at the intersection of Highway 22 and Villard Street with the assistance of Manuel (Manny) Trejo. Check out photos of the artist and community volunteers painting the mural here.
Volunteers are needed Oct. 3-19, 2018. The artist will be onsite from 9 am until 6 pm. We’ve broken volunteer shifts into two-hour time slots. This is a fun project and we invite you to sign up today! Sign up sheets can be found here.
All ages are welcome, but children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. You don’t have to be an artist to participate! Avalos has the mural sketched out and he will show you how to paint history!
The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Western Wellness a $10,000 grant with matching funds of $10,000 provided by City of Dickinson. The Change Network ND, funded through the Bush Foundation and National Arts Strategies, is providing additional support.
Best Friends Mentoring Program/Western Wellness Foundation is partnering with the City of Dickinson to hire professional mural artist Guillermo Ivan Avalos to create murals on the Highway 22 underpass. We will work with a diverse local committee to develop themes for the murals, which will cover both sides of the underpass. Based on the recommendation of the committee, the artist will design and paint the murals with art student assistance. The murals will be completed by Fall of this year.
A well-known community muralist, Avalos most recently worked with the City and Fire Department to create the large mural on the fire hall. The project is being paid for by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, matched by the City of Dickinson.
Additionally, the artist utilizes community assistance in the creation of his design. It is anticipated that this work would be undertaken in early September. If you would like to participate in the project, please contact us.
We are here to promote, develop, and encourage arts organizations, artists, and arts participation for all ages and abilities in Dickinson and the surrounding area. SxW Arts North Dakota always seeks community input and encourage everyone to join us in celebrating the arts in western North Dakota.