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.
Address:
727 Hawkeye Ave., Fort Dodge, IA
Directions:
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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