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.