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:
Hispanic Culture: Located at 144 S. Center St. on the side of Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant.
Women of Wyoming: Located in the alley on the side of Cadillac Cowgirl at 147 S. Center St.
Where Wander Meets Wonder: Located on the side of the Science Zone at 222 E. Collins.
Better Together: Located on the west side of the Atrium Plaza building at the corner of 2nd and Wolcott Streets.
James Reeb: Located on the east-side wall of 225 S. David Street, visible from Center Street.
Independent Murals around Casper
Prairie Women: Located on the alley-facing wall at 225 S. David St.
Fox Den: Downtown Casper parking garage, south-facing wall.
Star Court, backed with the Trout Mural at the basketball courts at Riverview Park in North Casper.
TV Mural and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the alley behind Gaslight Social in the Old Yellowstone District.
Train Mural at ART 321.
Scenic Route at Occasions by Cory at 303 S. Wolcott.
Yak Mural at Jeffree Star – The Store in the Old Yellowstone District
The Nicolaysen Art Museum features a number of murals around the building, located at 400 E. Collins.
Visit Casper has provided an interactive map featuring most of Casper’s murals. The map can be found here.