On Monday, May 8 beginning at 3:30 p.m. the City of Dodge City will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the three new murals installed in the Historic Downtown District. The event will begin at 609 N. 2nd Ave. on the north side of the West Coast Plaza (facing the former First National Bank Building) with remarks and a ribbon cutting performed by the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce.
Since June 2022 the Dodge City Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) has been working with talented artist, Efe Tekdemir from Gardner Design (Wichita, Kansas), representatives from the AARP, and vendors on a grant to bring these three vibrant and attractive murals to the Historic Downtown District. The murals were installed over the course of two days by US Logo and the city is hosting ribbon cuttings to commemorate the newest additions to Dodge City’s public art projects.
The back-to-back ribbon cuttings will be held at 609 N. 2nd Ave. (West Coast Plaza), 509 N. 2nd Ave. (Eryn’s Downtown Center), and 314 W. Spruce St. (Birds of a Feather) followed by a reception with refreshments at the Dodge City Visitor Information Center, 400 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd.
This project is funded in part from the AARP Community Challenge Grant, which promotes lasting change in communities. The grant is part of AARP's Livable Communities initiative, supporting the creation of livable environments for people of all ages. More info at aarp.org/Livable.