Start your engines!
Learn more about the most recent mural installation, affectionately nicknamed "Starting Line", painted by internationally renowned artist ARCY in October 2021 in downtown Great Bend. This mural is inspired as a salute to the popular dragstrip located west of Great Bend operated by the S.R.C.A., which hosted the very first ever NHRA national drag race in 1955. The driver shown in the mural is Calvin Rice, the actual winner of that historic race.
Every work of art Starts in our Community
Developing artistic ideas that spark creativity and community pride and exploring possibilities.
Matching the right canvas with the right artists and the necessary resources to bring the theme to life.
Watch the magic as talent and resources come together to breathe new life into Barton County.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Launched in 2021, Barton Arts Movement is a grassroots, volunteer-driven initiative to create community pride through public art in Barton County, Kansas and the surrounding area. We are always working behind the scenes, and invite you to get involved. Check out these ways to propel the movement forward, or contact us about volunteering.
Let us know you're interested in getting involved, and one of our volunteers will be in touch!