Murals of Old Photos Go Up in Downtown Cedar Falls
It's always an interesting day in Cedar Falls. All across the Downtown district, there is an interesting new addition to some of the established stores. All of these pieces of art have one goal in mind; to celebrate everyone getting back together again.
As you drive into Downtown Cedar Falls you can't help, but gawk at these larger-than-life murals. Photos from the past propped up along the brick walls of the Cedar Falls of our present.
Nine murals of old photos have been put up all across the downtown district. A University of Northern Iowa graduate student is behind all of these huge murals. This is Isaac Campbell's master's thesis and also an attempt to promote "togetherness" as we face the (hopefully) end of the COVID pandemic.
The hub of this project is at the old Scratch Cupcakery. Across the building is the largest photo in the series. Next to it is a sort of mission station that explains the idea behind the project, which is aptly called "Getting Back Together." All of these murals are made from flour, paper, and water which are meant to "disappear over time."
Each mural has a QR code to correspond to the specific photo depicted in the piece. It gives information about the project and the photo. All of the photos are of Iowa residents, for Iowa residents.
Luckily, I was able to capture a majority of the art pieces throughout the area. See if you can spot some of the others that I missed.