"Better Together" on South Wolcott in downtown Denver soon after the mural was completed in the summer of 2020. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

CASPER, Wyo. — A colorful trend has been slowly and steadily taking root in Casper, transforming plain walls facing parking lots or alleyways into bright pieces of art.

Murals aren’t new, but recently they’ve become abundant in and around the downtown area. Some can’t be missed, while others require a slight detour off the usual path.

Many murals are independently curated by business and government entities. Five prominent murals are the result of the Casper Mural Project, a nonprofit that aims to “provide an ecosystem in which artists are contributors to the whole of Casper’s economic and cultural benefit,” according to its mission statement. The project has completed five murals so far, with more in the works.

Here is a rundown of the more prominent murals to behold around Casper:

The Casper Mural Project

Hispanic Culture: Located at 144 S. Center St. on the side of Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant.

“Hispanic Culture” mural. (Stew Dyer, Oil City News)

Women of Wyoming: Located in the alley on the side of Cadillac Cowgirl at 147 S. Center St.

Muralist Koda Witsken works on the mural “Women of Wyoming” on Aug. 29, 2022. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

Where Wander Meets Wonder: Located on the side of the Science Zone at 222 E. Collins.

Where Wander Meets Wonder Mural(Casper Mural Project)

Better Together: Located on the west side of the Atrium Plaza building at the corner of 2nd and Wolcott Streets.

The “Better Together” mural is painted on Aug. 17, 2020, on the Atrium Plaza building. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

James Reeb: Located on the east-side wall of 225 S. David Street, visible from Center Street.

A crowd gathers during a dedication ceremony for a mural celebrating the life of Rev. James Reeb on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in downtown Casper. Reeb, a graduate of NCHS, died after being beaten by white supremacists after he participated in a civil rights march in 1965. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News File)

Independent Murals around Casper

Prairie Women: Located on the alley-facing wall at 225 S. David St.

Artist Jessie Bell Barnes paints a mural on the side of the Mineral Recourse Center at 225 S. David St. on Sept. 26, 2018. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News File)

Fox Den: Downtown Casper parking garage, south-facing wall.

(Brendan LaChance, Oil City News File)

Star Court, backed with the Trout Mural at the basketball courts at Riverview Park in North Casper.

Star Court Mural at Riverview Park (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)
Trout Mural at Riverview Park in North Casper (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

TV Mural and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the alley behind Gaslight Social in the Old Yellowstone District.

TMNT and TV Mural behind Gaslight Social at 314 W. Midwest Ave. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

Train Mural at ART 321.

Mural at ART 321 (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

Scenic Route at Occasions by Cory at 303 S. Wolcott.

Mural at Occasions by Cory in downtown Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

Yak Mural at Jeffree Star – The Store in the Old Yellowstone District

Yak Mural at the Jeffree Star store in the OYD.

The Nicolaysen Art Museum features a number of murals around the building, located at 400 E. Collins.

One of a few murals around the Nicolaysen Art Museum in central Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City News)

Visit Casper has provided an interactive map featuring most of Casper’s murals. The map can be found here.