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The Laramie Mural Project utilizes local artists to create large scale murals downtown that reflect our area's cultural assets.
The Laramie Mural Project utilizes local artists to create large scale murals downtown that reflect our area's cultural assets.
156 backers pledged $17,739 to help bring this project to life.

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For the last three years the Laramie Mural Project has been fully funded by grants. Now it is up to you, our fans and our community to support this project! Help us continue to beautiful our historic downtown while putting Laramie on the map as a public art destination by donating today! 

With your help, we will continue to create large-scale murals in downtown Laramie that are reflective of our area's cultural and social assets.

Artists' Concepts

Check out some of the mural concepts for 2013 and 2014:

We Hope for Ghosts by Meghan Meier
We Hope for Ghosts by Meghan Meier
Mural Artists Painting Fish by Dan Toro
Mural Artists Painting Fish by Dan Toro
Big Boy RR mural concept by Travis Ivey
Big Boy RR mural concept by Travis Ivey
Native Pride mural concept by Talal Cocker
Native Pride mural concept by Talal Cocker
Prairie Dogs mural concept by Jeff Hubbell
Prairie Dogs mural concept by Jeff Hubbell
Untitled concept mural by Talal Cocker
Untitled concept mural by Talal Cocker

For more images of the Laramie Mural Project, visit our Pinterest board.

Funding

These proposals, and others like them, will only be created with the help of your donations. We have $12,000 in remaining grant funds that will cover the costs of 3 to 4 murals this summer BUT, we have walls, ideas and enthusiasm for another 5 to 7 murals for this fall and summer 2014! To fulfill this potential, we need to raise an additional $15,000. 

Donations

All donations to this project are tax deductible according to the IRS regulations as the fiscal sponsor, the Laramie Main Street Alliance, is a 501(c) (3) non profit. (Costs of gifts/rewards will be deducted from the donation amount unless otherwise indicated). Every donor will receive his or her name or businesses name printed in the final exhibit brochure for the project and through our social media and electronic outlets. 

Who We Are

The Laramie Mural Project is a collaboration between the University of Wyoming Art Museum, local artists, BHP Imaging and the Laramie Main Street Alliance.

Mural artist Jeff Hubbell proudly considers himself a Laramie local. Although he is passionate about traveling he always loves coming home to Laramie because it is such a loving and creative environment. His artistic goal is to share that love and creativity from an unexpected perspective.

Meghan Meier is a local tattooist and owner of Rolling Tattoo. She is interested in how geometric and abstract forms can be made to represent the local landscape, and often paints whimsical scenes of anthropomorphic animals or trees. 

Travis Ivey is a 5th generation Wyoming native. His paintings reflect the beauty of the modern west and the impacts of development on the landscape. While Ivey is drawn to the more industrial environments, he enjoys exploring opportunities to paint a wide range of subjects. Painting en plein air has helped him continue to learn new ways to develop stylistically, and maintain a fresh perspective in his studio work. Travis Ivey's work is in numerous public and private collections including the University of Wyoming and The Wyoming State Museum.

Dan Toro is a local artist who enjoys the creative voice art can bring out in all mediums. Dan is very thankful for the opportunity to be within a group of artists who desire to transform the Laramie community with art by brightening small areas of the city one wall at a time.

Talal Cockar specializes in Custom Automotive paint applications, illustration, hand-painted signs, as well as Interior and Exterior applications of Murals and Wall Design.

To watch an interview of the mural artists and see samples of existing murals, visit our YouTube page

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this project, please email us at downtownlaramie@gmail.com 

Risks and challenges

We at the Laramie Mural Project understand that each project has its own unique set of challenges. Some of our risks that may arise and delay our project include:

A snow storm in July
Artists stranded on a scissor lift
Locust migration, or worse, paint eating locust migration
Sunburn, especially while painting southern facing walls
Moose attack
Coloring outside the lines
Paparazzi swarming artists
Rival gang of artists not liking our designs and painting over them at night

If these setbacks do arise, know that our team is ready to meet them with determination and grit. We are Wyomingites after all.

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    One of our super talented mural artists will sign a postcard of one of the murals. They will think of you and your generosity while doing so.

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    Are you a friend of one of the artists? We thought so! This level is just for you, and really anyone that wants to throw their support and friendship to this cause, just because that's what friends do.

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    We're all just kids at heart, right? Enjoy a signed coloring book inspired by the Laramie Mural Project. For you or your little one.

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    We're all just kids at heart, right? Enjoy a signed coloring book inspired by the Laramie Mural Project. For you or your little one.

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    Rock a t-shirt inspired by an existing mural and receive a signed postcard/thank you note from one of the mural artists.

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    Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa is that you? Because you always support us, this pledge level is for you. We know it comes with your unconditional love and support! Thank you for helping us realize our dreams and challenging us to think big.
    Also, because you raised us to be generous and appreciative sorts, you will receive a signed, high quality photograph of your offspring in front of their favorite mural.

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    Your choice of a mural print, professionally photographed in all its liveliness, matted and signed by the mural artist.

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    All five existing murals, professionally photographed by the genius that is BHP Imaging - Brian Harrington, matted and lovingly signed by the mural artists and photographer.

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    As thanks for your generosity, at this level you receive a one-of-a-kind spray paint can signed by a mural artist, a set of 5 signed mural prints and an imaginative coloring book.

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    As thanks for your generosity, at this level you receive a complete set of spray paint cans and buckets signed by each of the mural artists, a set of 5 signed mural prints, an imaginative coloring book and a hand written thank you note from one of the artists.

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    Wanna pick our brains? See the murals up close and personal? This level is for you! Receive a private dinner and mural tour for you and a friend with the mural artists. (One time dinner and tour limited to 10 people. Travel to and from Laramie not included.)

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    Host an interactive mural painting class taught by the mural artists for you and your friends or employees (up to 20). Laramie location of your choice: either your home or office. Supplies included.

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    Mural artist Travis Ivey will paint an interior or exterior mural at your home or office (limit 400 sq. ft). Artist travel expenses outside of Laramie are not included.

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    Mural artist Dan Toro will paint an interior or exterior mural at your home or office (limit 400 sq. ft). Artist travel expenses outside of Laramie not included.

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    Mural artist Meghan Meier will paint an interior or exterior mural at your home or office (limit 400 sq. ft). Artist travel expenses outside of Laramie not included.

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    Mural artist Talal Cocker will paint an interior or exterior mural at your home or office (limit 400 sq. ft). Artist travel expenses outside of Laramie not included.

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    Mural artist Jeff Hubbell will paint an interior or exterior mural at your home or office (limit 400 sq. ft). Artist travel expenses outside of Laramie not included.

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Funding period

- (30 days)