Governor Laura Kelly announces 14 communities, including Cedar Vale and Fort Scott, will receive funding through the Office of Rural Prosperity’s Rural Mural and Public Art grant program.
The $76,000 in grants awarded will allow communities to create 38 new murals and public art projects that create a place for the community to gather and enjoy. Since its inception two years ago, the Office of Rural Prosperity has funded more than 43 murals in 25 communities.
Awardees are in communities across the state with less than 15,000 population. The city of Cedar Vale is receiving $1,500, while the Fort Scott Area Chamber Foundation is receiving $5,250.
Director of the Office of Rural Prosperity Trisha Purdon says her office can’t wait to see how these new murals and public art projects will help energize communities and increase tourism and community engagement.