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The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts (VGFA), in partnership with Vinton Unlimited and Pourville Art Studio & Gallery, is initiating a new project to paint colorful, interactive murals in the alleyways of downtown Vinton. We are looking for building owners interested in hosting a mural, local/regional artists interested in designing and painting a mural, and community helpers to assist in the work. We are also seeking donations to cover the costs.

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These are examples of our interactive murals. They encourage people to visit the mural, interact with it, take a photo and share on social media. Each design will be unique to Vinton. Most of the murals will be painted on panels and attached to the wall.  Some may be painted directly on the wall depending on the site.

This is a map showing our mural locations.  So far, we have the Butterfly at #1 seen from 3rd Street, and the Umbrella mural at #2 seen from 1st Avenue. #3, the Megaphone, can be seen from 5th Street and 2nd Avenue looking on the side of the Times building.  Also part of the BAA project are 2 mini murals for the kids. Look for the Under the sea mural at Kiwanis Park, and the Mini Butterfly in the alley beside the Palace Theater.

We would like to thank the following contributors whose support has made this project possible:

Don Eels
Mike & Cindy Elwick
Alliant Energy Foundation

Ervin Motors

Farmers Saving Bank & Trust

McClure Financial Services, LLC

John Leonard State Farm

Arnold Motor Supply

Edwards Plumbing & Heating

Dave Staab

Jerry Blank

2020 HOT Grant Award, City of Vinton

Vinton Community Foundation 2021-22

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Thanks for your interest in the Back Alley Art Initiative!

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