Monday, August 25, 2014

Communty Meeting for new mural

Join us for our first community meeting to begin the process of creating a new panel at the Great Mural Wall. This panel will focus on the theme, "How Topeka Got its Name" and will be lead by artist Dave Loewenstein.
Thursday, September 4th at 5:30 pm
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

1515 SW 10th
Topeka, KS

Friday, August 15, 2014

Great Mural Wall apprentice position available now!

Artists interested in apprenticing on the newest panel of the Great Mural Wall can apply now. The project will take place from August 25 - October 25 in Topeka. The theme of this panel will be "How Topeka got its name."

The first 3-4 weeks will focus on community meetings, research and design. Painting will begin In mid-September and continue until the mural is completed, probably late October. The selected apprentice will receive a $500 stipend.

Interested applicants should submit the following by August 22,
1.  A one page letter describing their interest in the project, availability and qualifications
2.  Resume
3. 5-10 examples of their work

Submit applications and questions by email to lead artist Dave Loewenstein at

Friday, July 11, 2014

Women's Mural Dedication

You're Invited!
Sunday, July 20th
20th & Fillmore

Join us as we celebrate the completion of the new mural on the Great Mural Wall. Lead artist Ashley Laird and other participants will share their reflections about this timely and important project.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Community Painting May 17-18

Come Join Us!
Community Painting on the Kansas Women's Mural
All are invited. No art experience necessary.

Saturday, May 17th & Sunday, May 18th
10am  -  4pm

20th & Fillmore 
Topeka, KS

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thank you for supporting the Kansas Women's Mural!

Many thanks to all who contributed to our Indiegogo fundraising campaign. We reached our goal + an extra ten bucks! 
Next up: priming the wall and then community painting. Stay tuned for details.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Womens Mural communtiy meeting scheduled

Please join us for this informational meeting and discussion about the new Kansas Women’s Mural. 

Saturday, March 8th
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Street
Topeka, KS

Lead artist Ashley Jane Laird will give a presentation about her previous work and the community-based process used to create murals. Following the presentation, the group is invited to give input and ideas about the history, accomplishments and current issues facing women in Kansas. The meeting is open to the public, all ages, and no art experience is necessary.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Women's Mural to begin this spring

An exciting announcement from the Great Mural Wall of Topeka...

A new mural about the accomplishments, challenges, hopes and dreams of women in Kansas will be painted on the Great Mural Wall in the spring of 2014.  The mural will be located at the corner of 20th & Fillmore (see photo of the location below).

Artist Ashley Jane Laird will lead the project. Laird, originally from Topeka and a graduate of Washburn University, has painted murals across the U.S. in Texas, South Dakota, Missouri and Arkansas, and in South Korea over the past five years. She was also the lead artist for the last mural at the Great Wall titled, "Reanimating the Arts in Topeka."

The mural design process starts with a - 

Sunday, February 9th
411 East 9th St.
Lawrence, KS 
more information here -

If you can't make the fundraiser, but would still like to support the project you can by following the directions here.

Community Meeting
Saturday, March 8th  
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th
Topeka, KS