Fort Dodge, Iowa: Silo Mural: Largest In Iowa

A 110-foot-high grain silo painted in super-serious fashion with photo-realist giant images of anonymous Fort Dodgeans holding pottery.
727 Hawkeye Ave., Fort Dodge, IA
Northwest edge of the city. On the north side of Hawkeye Ave., just west of 7th Ave. N. and just east of the bridge across the Des Moines River.
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Silo Mural: Largest In Iowa

Using only a few tones of hand-mixed acrylic and aerosol paints, Australian artist Guido van Helten transformed this 110-foot-high grain silo into the largest mural in Iowa. He based the images on photos of local residents he met and interviewed, and completing the 360-degree mural in 2018.

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Guido's art silos -- he's painted several around the Midwest -- are mega-size but also mega-serious. This one at least is in a grassy spot that visitors can walk up to.

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