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Casper Mural Project unveils downtown location for next mural featuring Shoshone woman

Muralist Koda Witsken is seen in front of a newly-completed mural earlier this year. Witsken has been chosen as the artist for the upcoming Casper Mural Project's latest mural, which will be located on Center Street in downtown Casper. (Courtesy Koda Witsken via Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — A historic downtown building will be the canvas for the Casper Mural Project’s latest piece.

The building, which is now home to Cadillac Cowgirl on Center Street, has been prepped on its south-facing alley wall for the mural, which will be painted by artist Koda Witsken.

According to a release, Witsken partnered with the Eastern Shoshone Cultural Center and the Casper Mural Project to create the new artwork, which will be unveiled on Center Street on Aug. 30. 

Casper resident and Shoshone tribe member Jackie Washakie served as the inspiration for the mural, said the release.

“This project is beyond powerful,” said Witsken in the release, “because we are infusing meaning and intent in every step of the planning and installation processes. The intention of the 2022 mural was to highlight the women of Wyoming, and we are doing just that. We have women photographers, models, administrators, and painters at the helm of the project. I am honored to work with the Cultural Center and CMP to tell a story of modern Wyoming women!”

A GoFundMe has been established to help raise money for the project, which will need specialized equipment to complete.

“We need your help to cover the cost of paint, hydraulic lift, and lodging for the artist,” said the page.

The GoFundMe drive for the new mural can be found at this link.

A rendering of the new mural is obscured and will be unveiled at a later date. (Casper Mural Project)