Prairiesta Wheat & Sunflower was done in 2021, hand painted by G.J. Long and is located at 817 N. Kansas Street in Russell.
This mural is located on the Russell County Food Pantry - 15 N. Front Street in Russell.
Located on the west side of the Russell City building. This mural is approximately 8’ wide by 12’ high and consists of Russell County Firefighters memorabilia. It is dedicated to all firefighters of Russell County and those who serve. Mural was painted by artist Buck Arnhold and commissioned by ROAR. Info courtesy of ROAR.
Located on the north side of the American Legion building the mural honors former and future American Legion Baseball players from our hometown and throughout the country with images of young American athletic baseball players. The mural is approximately 20' x 30'. The baseball attire depicts 80's uniforms worn by Russell Legion ball players. Mural by artist Buck Arnhold and commissioned by ROAR. Information courtesy of ROAR.
Located on the south side of the American Legion building located in downtown Russell. The colossal-sized mural is approximately 22’ x 64’. The mural depicts images and scenes from World War I, World War II, Korean, Vietnam, Iran, and Afghanistan Wars. All the various military branches are represented and recognized by period uniforms. Time related artillery equipment and modes of transportation can be identified in numerous scenes. Info courtesy of ROAR.
This mural was hand painted by Dennis Schiel and was commissioned by ROAR (Russell Original Art Review). Located on the front northeast corner of the Russell Public Library. (126 E Wisconsin Street) The mural is approximately 6’ x 43’. It is painted to look like a 3D bookshelf with bookends interspersed among the books. The spines of the books represent books written by Kansas authors, biographies of well known Kansans, and popular books from over the years. Info courtesy of ROAR.
This mural was hand painted by Dennis Schiel and was commissioned by ROAR (Russell Original Art Review). The mural is located at the Russell Public Library at 126 E Wisconsin Street in Russell, located on the west side of the library. This 3D mural is approximately 11’ X 27’ and depicts a colossal elephant, Hathi, from Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK forcing his way through the library brick wall joined by other well known children book characters. Info courtesy of ROAR.
This mural was hand painted by Rick Rupp in 2011 and commissioned by ROAR (Russell Original Art Review). It displays the vast history of Russell and the legacy of past leaders. The mural is located at 805 N Main Street in Russell, KS.
Located at 901 N Main Street in Russell, the ROAR committee asked G. J. Long if he would come up with a design to replace the mural on Ninth and Main Street using the subject matter from the Prairiesta theme, “Windmills to Wind Power”. With that in mind, G. J. designed a drawing that would cover 300 feet long by 15 feet high surface. He captured the historical events by incorporating the oil field, farming, and most recently at the time of inception, renewable energy. Info courtesy of ROAR.
Located at 248 N Memorial Drive in Russell in honor of its 50th anniversary, Russell Original Art Review (ROAR) committee commissioned Dennis Schiel of Hays to create a 20’ x60’ mural. This mural, honoring America’s military veterans, was painted on the east exterior side of the Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars 6240 post home. The mural was painted in earth tones, with the exception of the American flag, bald eagle, poppies, VFW logo, and a Purple Heart medal. Info courtesy of ROAR.
This mural was hand painted by Erika Nelson. The mural is devoted to Post Rock Limestone and the Czechoslovakian Immigrant Experience. It is located at 135 S Main Street in Lucas, KS.
Commissioned by ROAR in honor of Derril Castor. Artist - Buck Arnhold of Olathe, KS. Located at 901 N. Main Street, Russell. The “Forever Stamp" mural contains a 1954 Chevrolet wheat truck, which Derril had owned and had restored. Derril Castor was a long-time Russell High School art teacher. He was instrumental in starting the R. O. A. R. annual show. Info courtesy of ROAR.