Waterloo, Iowa: Sistine Chapel in Spray Paint (Closed)

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Galleria De Paco

Directions:
Galleria De Paco. US 218 exits 181 or 181A onto W. 1st St. Make a quick right onto Commercial St. Drive five blocks. On the right.
Status:
Closed

Sistine Chapel in Spray Paint.

Sistine Chapel in Spray Paint

On the ceiling of Galleria De Paco, an Italian restaurant. Painted by Paco Rosic in 2006, who later expanded the artwork down the walls to the floor.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/20/2015]

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Sistine Chapel in Spray Paint

The restaurant has permanently closed. Covid-19 ran it out of business. There is tarp on the door and the shades are closed so you really can't even get a peek at the art. Apparently it may open as art gallery some day, but I didn't see a date prediction for when it might reopen. Sad we didn't see it.

[Adriana, 05/14/2021]

Paco Rosic, who painted the indoor ceiling and walls of the former restaurant, plans to reopen it as a gallery for his art.

Galleria De Paco.

Galleria De Paco: Sistine Chapel in Spray Paint

The host is a hoot. What are you celebrating? Life! Get the flaming lava cake for the upcharge. The four-course menu is very reasonably priced for a fancy restaurant, but reservations are required.

[Bianca Giron, 11/12/2019]

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