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6/27/2022 - Mural Dedication Announced

(Salina, KS 03-22) A special dedication for the recently completed
mural on the city stage at Santa Fe Avenue and Ash Street is scheduled
for Saturday, July 2 at 11:30 am in front of the new mural.

“Dream Cartographers” was designed by Lawrence, KS muralist Dave
Loewenstein after conducting a variety of community workshops and
visioning sessions earlier in the spring. Workshop participants mapped
their memories, dreams, and personal geographies using pushpins and
colored thread to connect points of interest on a map.
The painting was done by Loewenstein, community volunteers, and
artist assistant Karla Prickett. “Salina Arts & Humanities was thrilled to
help in this effort,” commented SAH Executive Director Brad
Anderson. “The final result will be a lovely addition to the downtown
beautification, and adds color and energy to the space.”
The new mural also includes a reference to Loewenstein’s 2010 work
in Salina entitled “Waiting in the Wings,” which was decommissioned
when Campbell Plaza redesign took place earlier this year. A figure
walking through a painted doorway was recreated as part of the new
The dedication will include remarks by the artist and Salina Arts &
Humanities staff, and conclude with light refreshments.
This mural is made possible with funding from Leadership Salina and
the Greater Salina Community Foundation, Salina Arts & Humanities,
the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, private donors, and
in-kind support from local businesses.

For needed accommodations, please call Amanda Morris at Salina Arts & Humanities
at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Every effort will be
made to accommodate known disabilities. For material or speech access, please call
at least five working days before the event.
Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique
role as an arts advocate and resource partner since 1966. The Smoky Hill River
Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in
schools, Community Art & Design, and Creative Connections are among the
programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.