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Closed - Falls City Mural

Falls City, Nebraska

$12,000.00 + $200 Design Fee
3000Sq Ft

Closed - Falls City Mural

$12,000.00 + $200 Design Fee
Property ID : FC
Created: July 31, 2023 Last Update: September 6, 2023 Print
3000Sq Ft

Falls City Area Chamber of Commerce & Main Street, in collaboration with Monochronicle, is thrilled to invite talented artists to design and paint a mural that will proudly adorn a wall of Falls City, Nebraska. We are seeking an artist with a passion for history and a flair for creative storytelling.

History of Falls City:

Falls City was founded in the summer of 1857 by Ja mes Lane, John Burbank, J.E. Burbank, and Isaac L. Hamby. The town, nestled on the north side of theBig Nemaha River in the southeast corner of the state, was named after the magnificent “Falls of Nemaha,” a four-foot rock ledge where the river once flowed. A pivotal point on the Underground Railroad, Falls City played a significant role in aiding escaping slaves during the tumultuous times following the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Artwork Theme:

The mural’s theme will celebrate the historical significance of the Atchison & Nebraska Railroad’s arrival in 1871, which marked the dawn of substantial growth for the community. Notably, the addition of a second railroad, The Missouri Pacific, in 1882 elevated Falls City’s status to a division point in 1909, providing the town with excellent passenger service and favorable freight rates.

Scope of Work:

We expect the selected artist to develop several variations of the mural’s design and present sketches or renderings that depict the proposed historical theme. The hand-painted mural must be completed by the end of 2023, offering a visual feast to locals and visitors alike.

Budget and Compensation:

For the scope of work, including artists’ fees, consultant and subcontractor fees, insurance, materials, transportation, installation, and post-installation documentation, the chosen artist will receive $12,000. Additionally, $200 will be paid for the sketches/renderings. We are committed to supporting artists throughout the project and will provide meal vouchers, assistance with lodging, and a lift.


Falls City is conveniently located between Kansas City and Omaha, making it accessible from either city. Artists traveling by air are encouraged to rent a car from the airport for ease of transportation to Falls City.


This is a direct invitation only. The monochronicle team will invite selected artists of the network to consider participation in the project.

  • Eligibility: Direct Invitation
Additional Information
Address: 1699 Harlan St, Falls City, NE 68355, USA
City: Falls City
Zip: 68355
State: Nebraska
Country: United States

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