Missouri Bicentennial Paint For A Cause is a way for Missourians to celebrate Missouri’s 200th birthday

A 12 feet X by 30 feet mural is being painted by the people of the great state of Missouri. The mural depicts 18 of our state symbols with the state flag in the background. The mural has been printed in gray-scale and cut into 15 smaller 4 feet X 6 feet panels.

Juried Best of Missouri Hands artists Aaron Horrell and Barb Bailey will take the panels to at least 20 cities/events around Missouri – including Joplin Arts Fest!

They will assist people of all ages, backgrounds, and artistic abilities paint a 2-inch triangle. We expect as many as 20,000 to 25,000 people to paint and become a part of Missouri history.

Once all the panels are completed, they will be assembled and hung in the Truman Building in Jefferson City, where people for generations to come will be able to see it. This project will take place over the next two years, to be completed by June 1, 2021 so it can be hanging for the celebration on August 10, 2021.

Commemorative buttons of the 18 state symbols are available for $2 each. Donations are much appreciated to help cover expenses related to this project.

Have questions or need more information? Call Aaron Horrell at 573-579-1000.

This project is endorsed by Missouri 2021 Commission.