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Iowa City Robot, Ryan McGUIRE

This playful installation is half mural and half sculpture. It consists of simple hand-cut wood circles, squares, and rectangles. When placed strategically on the wall these shapes transform into a giant retro robot.  

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

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Coexist, Sayuri Sasaki Hemann AND United Action For Youth

β€œOne cold day in December 2017, Thomas Agran (a.k.a. sous chef) reached out to UAY to partner on the biggest, happiest, most dreamy mural of all time with their youth artists. He then recruited Sayuri be the captain of this dreamship. Sayuri and youth collected many, many ideas to contribute to the IDEA BANK (#ideabank), to be used for creating the design of Coexist. She then formed a dream team, a.k.a. #muraldreamteam, with 11 amazing youth artists, and the rest, my dearest friends, is history.”

Main Sponsors: United Action for Youth, the Iowa City Downtown District, The City of Iowa City, Johnson County Social Services, the Johnson County Decategorization Board,

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paints, Aero Rental

Logistical Support: US Bank

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Screendance, Marina Ross

Inspired by the first sequential photographs representing motion shot by Eadweard Muybridge in 1886, the mural depicts interdisciplinary artist and University of Iowa dance professor Michael Sakamoto (top), dance artist and University of Iowa dance MFA graduate Jesse Factor (bottom), and the artist Marina Ross (middle) performing their own work. Originally in video format, the performances were isolated into film stills and colored to represent a contemporary and digital reinterpretation of the historical reference. 

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

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The Return, Chris Vance

A flood of color, the mural provides a striking and exuberant counterpoint to a monochromatic street corner.

Main Sponsors: Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: US Bank, Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

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Proximamente; Reina del Oceano Interior, Nick Meister

Dreaming of a Midwest ocean.

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors

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The Raccoon and the Firefly / Galaxia y la Culebra, DAVE LOEWENSTEIN

Does the glow of cell phones come from the captured bioluminescence of fireflies? 

Main Sponsors: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, Iowa City Downtown District

Additional Support: Diamond Vogel Paint, Private Donors