Public Art in Cuba, MO

Art attacks community! It’s contagious!

By now everyone knows that Cuba is “Route 66 Mural City.” Viva Cuba’s outdoor mural project has been ballyhooed on TV and in magazines. But while the mural project was underway, the display of public art outside the project spread throughout the community. Art is everywhere. What started as a project by one organization is now a grassroots movement that seems contagious. Perhaps we take Cuba’s art for granted, but for others who visit our town, it is an attraction.

Ray Harvey mural Midwest Truck Port Cuba, MO

Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza – Ray Harvey, artist

Ray Harvey mural Midwest Truck Port Cuba, MO

Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza – Ray Harvey, artist

Ray Harvey train mural Cuba Missouri

Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza – Ray Harvey, artist

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Victorian Manor Assisted Living Facility – Ray Harvey, artist

My Place Tires Mural Cuba, MO

My Place Tires – Ray Harvey, artist

Ray Harvey

Holy Cross Church – Ray Harvey, artist

Jesus Mural

Holy Cross Church – Ray Harvey, artist

Bakery

Main Street Cafe – Julie Nixon Krovicka, artist

Bakery Mural

Main Street Cafe – Julie Nixon Krovicka, artist


Outside Bakery

Main Street Cafe – Julie Nixon Krovicka, artist

Friscos

Frisco’s Grill & Pub - Julie Nixon Krovicka, artist

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Frisco’s Grill & Pub - Julie Nixon Krovicka, artist

Elk

Wildlife Unlimited - Glen Tutterrow, artist


Mace's

Mace’s

Maces

Mace’s

East Office Mural Cuba MO

East Office – Johnny Bland, artist 

Worlds Largest Rocker

Outpost General Store - John Bland, artist 

Outpost

Outpost General Store - John Bland, artist 

Veterans Memorial Cuba Missouri

Veterans’ Memorial in Recklein Commons Area

Crawford County History Museum Mural

Crawford County Historical Museum - Julie Nixon Krovicka

Crawford County History Museum Mural

Crawford County Historical Museum - Julie Nixon Krovicka

Train

1873 Train Replica, Viva Cuba Garden – Glen Tutterrow, artist

Traffic Control Box

Traffic Contol Boxes, Viva Cuba Garden – Julie Wiegand, artist

What next?

Ten years ago people would have laughed at the idea that Cuba would become known for its art, murals, and sculpture. But today, like many ideas, once they gain momentum, anything can happen. A single mural in 2001 started a movement that seems to be contagious in nature.