Charles City Main Street murals possibly incoming

Charles City – In 2017, the city of Dubuque slapped a couple murals on the sides of buildings in their downtown area. It was such a rousing success, the city ordered 14 more almost immediately after they were unveiled. This is a signal of a growing trend in Iowa and around the country, where tan and gray buildings are being given a splash of color to brighten communities.


That was Charles City Mayor Dean Andrews, who says after his trip to Dubuque and seeing their craftsmanship, he is strongly considering a Main Street paint-job for Chuck Town.


Andrews says Charles City has always welcomed the arts with open arms.


Dubuque is among cities like Iowa City, which are all-in on upgrading underappreciated spaces in town to add beauty to the city. Charles City, with Andrews as the mouthpiece, could be the next downtown to splash murals on its walls.


Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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