These two "hand" murals appeared on either side of the entrance door of a small high school in New Mexico
During the late 50S and early 60S many public buildings were rather bland, utilitarian constructions of stucco or painted cinder block--but they were built for longevity. Now as we drive through small town America we often see extensive wall art exhibits. In the small town of Ely Nevada a yearly contest is held and the winner will convert his/her submission to a wall mural in the town. After a number of years it has become so popular that walking tours are given several times a day for tourists who visit Ely. Two of the murals can be seen on a previous post of Connections. An article, Fresh Paint in Ely, can be seen here.
I love it when towns display their history and/or culture on otherwise bland walls. Any body know of other small towns that have done this?