One of two new murals is finished and the other is nearing completion in downtown Charles City.
The floral explosion-themed mural by artist Eric Burke of Reno, Nevada, now covers the southside wall of First Citizens Bank, while New York muralist, Gaya, continues work on the bodies-in- motion-themed mural on the northside of Snap Fitness. Mayor Dean Andrews says once the artwork is finished, QR codes will be added.
Andrews says it looking like more murals are possible next year.
Andrews says the initial downtown murals are funded by the Charles City Arts Center, Cultural and Entertainment District and hotel-motel tax grants, and private donations, including an anonymous donation of $5,000.