Thanks to a grant from the Central Kansas Partnership, the Barton Arts Movement was thrilled to hire Kansas artist Mindy Allen to complete a series of three colorful, inspiring, and interactive murals in late October 2021. The three murals are located in Hoisington, Ellinwood, and Claflin, Kansas - all themed around resilience and positive mental health. "Each mural incorporates the words 'Rise Above' with an interactive play on those words so that people can take pictures wi
Thanks to a grant from the Central Kansas Partnership, the Barton Arts Movement is thrilled to announce that another mural project is launching in Barton County this week. However, this project will be a series of three different, colorful, inspiring, and interactive installations in Hoisington, Ellinwood, and Claflin - all of them themed around resilience and positive mental health. "We're calling the series 'Rise Above' and each mural will incorporate those words in large p
Internationally renowned artist, Ryan Christenson - better known as ARCY, is expected to return to Great Bend to start on a second graffiti style mural on October 12th. The Barton Arts Movement recently announced an unmistakable opportunity to align the perfect location with a relevant and important subject matter. And within a matter of weeks, members of the public stepped up to make this project possible with financial contributions and in-kind support. Affectionately nickn
Coming soon to Barton County, Kansas! #BAM is a grassroots, volunteer-driven initiative to "Create community pride through public art." Projects will be launching in 2021, and we invite the public to stay engaged, follow our page, and get involved when the time comes. Donations toward the movement can be made through the Golden Belt Community Foundation.