Things are really popping along Route 66 in Kingman! Here are a couple of press releases pertaining to the mural project that has the promise to truly transform the town as well as folks perception of it.

Native American Mural

Kingman Route 66 Association
kingmanroute66association@gmail.com
Contact: Tim McDonnell 928-377-9684

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Kingman Route 66 Association is seeking a mural artist to render images portraying the history of Native American tribes in northwestern Arizona. The mural will be on the west facing wall of the Fastrax Medical building on US 93 at the west end of Kingman.
The concept is to create a panoramic history of these tribes including their future as represented by the Skywalk at Grand Canyon West. The proximity of this building to the site of Fort Beale, the first Hualapai Indian Reservation, and the initial staging area for the Hualapai Trail of Tears forced march to the Colorado River should be incorporated into the design.
1) Artist will need to submit rendering of proposed mural with cost estimate and estimate of time for completion. In addition artist will need to submit references and examples of previous work –
2) The deadline for submission is 6:00 PM on July 15, 2009 –
3) The selected artist will receive immediate notification of additional projects as this is but one in a city wide initiative that will portray the rich and diverse history of the Kingman area through colorful murals –

Old Trails Mural

Kingman Route 66 Association
kingmanroute66association@gmail.com
Contact: Tim McDonnell 928-377-9684

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Kingman Route 66 Association is seeking a mural artist to render images portraying a busy service facility in a circa 1940 Packard dealership. These murals will be painted within the outline of original doors and windows on the west facing wall of the historic Old Trails Garage.
The concept is to create the illusion of peering through the dusty windows of a vintage Packard garage. The buildings history dating to circa 1910 and its association with Route 66 should also be incorporated into the design.
1) Artist will need to submit rendering of proposed mural with cost estimate as well as estimate of time needed for completion. In addition artist will need to submit references and examples of previous work –
2) The deadline for submission is 6:00 PM on July 15, 2009 –
3) The selected artist will receive immediate notification of additional projects as this is but one in a city wide initiative that will portray the rich and diverse history of the Kingman area through colorful murals –

As with any project funding is an issue. This association is addressing that problem from a wide array of angles; a silent auction for a signed, limited edition print by Jim Hinckley, membership drives, and, if they can get a donated vehicle, a raffle for a Route 66 cruiser.

Even if you don’t reside in Kingman your assistance would be most appreciated. Lets transform this corner of Route 66 together!

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