PUBLIC ART

“I Am Joplin” Mural

Title: “I Am Joplin” Mural

Artist: Art Feeds; Photography by Kevin Deems Photography

Location: Orpheum Building (6th Street and Main Street)

Date Completed: 2013

Description: This mural, voted on at For the Love of Cities workshop in May 2013, is a community-centric piece of public art. To jump start the project, Art Feeds received a $500 grant from Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri. The additional $3,000 needed to realize the project was raised through crowd-funding in a mere three days! 300+ photos were taken by Kevin Deems Photography and then printed on aluminum panels with the help of Images in Tile USA creating a 39×16 foot mural. Due to continued deterioration of the mural’s panels and new plans for the building, the mural was removed in April of 2022, with a rotating display of local artwork, titled the downtown.gallery, taking its place.