Murals of Crawford County Driving Tour

Murals of Crawford County Driving Tour

Pittsburg, Kansas 66762, United States

Created By: Explore Crawford County

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More than 20 murals have been created throughout Crawford County, Kansas. Some tell stories about our communities or folks from our past. Others are simply whimsical for your enjoyment.

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Inside the Weede Physical building on the campus of Pittsburg State University. By famed sports artist, Ted Watts, this mural series highlights Carnie Smith and his Kansas State Teacher’s College Gorillas who won the 1957 and 1961 NAIA N... Read more
The Centennial Mural, designed by Mark Switlik (BFA ‘79) to celebrate PSU's 100th birthday, was completed in 2004 and can be found in Lindburg Plaza, on the north end of Nation Hall at Pitt State. Switlik is known for his big art, and thi... Read more
Located inside St Pius X Catholic Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University. A memorial to Catholic priest from Kansas who served as a Korean War II U.S. Army Chaplain. Died a POW while ensuring survival of others. Awarded Medal of... Read more
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The best place to get a selfie with Pittsburg State's splif-face gorilla logo. PSU is the only college in the nation with a gorilla mascot. ...
This tiger is named for the former owner of the building, and what was once Broadway Productions - a popular costume and gift shop. Today, the building is Main Street Axe ("more fun than darts"). This mural is by art students at Pittsburg S... Read more
This mural features sunflowers and plants to help brighten Downtown Pittsburg. Finished 2021. By Jenna Spencer.
Inside Fun Zone Depot. This historic building includes decades old 140' exterior painted sign. Murals inside include coal fired kiddy-sized train & logos honoring local schools. Murals by Jenna Spencer.
A large, very colorful alley mural
Tells the story of the immigrants who settled in Southeast Kansas and shows what the immediate area looked like at the turn of the century.
Located inside the Pittsburg Public Library, which has its own unique history and showcases other art work and exhibits. Features St. Barbara, the patron saint of coal miners, and a number of the wives, mothers & grandmothers of miners ... Read more
In the style of vintage "Welcome from..." postcards. By Jenna Spencer. On the side of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Explore Crawford County building. ...
Created by Pittsburg State art students, a young miner gives flowers to a Southeast Kansas girl holding a chicken. ...
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On the south side of the Frisco Freight Event Center. By Jenna Spencer.
Unintintionally, the largest mural in Downtown Pittsburg has an Alfred Hitchcock vibe. By Jenna Spencer.
Along old Jefferson Highway, this transportation heritage mural shows off vehicles of multiple eras. Look for the quirky element of surprise.
Call it "street art", "fine art" or "a mural" - six Pittsburg ArtWalk artists were each given a space to paint their interpretation of the term "Your Downtown".
Located inside the Memorial Auditorium, murals depict Greek theatre's two ancient symbols for comedy (sock) and tragedy (buskin); and, a vintage movie theater marquee, which includes posters for upcoming performances. Murals by Jenna Spe... Read more
Get your picture taken with your favorite cartoon hero or villain. Mural is on the outside wall of a non-profit charity working to help meet basic needs.
Features several historic buildings in the Girard community.
This large, colorful mural honors the rural folk art tradition of barn quilts and was dedicated at Girard's sesquicentennial in 2018.
Inside Miners Hall Museum. A charcoal mural by Antonio Martinez, tells the story of the thousands of immigrants who came to America to work in area coal mines.
Created for Arma's 100th centennial in 2009, this mural highlights the community's mining past as well as popular businesses through the years.


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