Mural proposal approved for Municipal Court and Evidence Building

A mural proposal for the new Municipal Court and Evidence Building has been approved pending a meeting between Garden City Commissioners and the artist at the city’s regular Commission meeting Tuesday.

At the Sept. 21 Commission meeting Commissioners authorized a request for proposals to go out; they received four applications. 

Proposals were submitted by Mindy Allen out of Junction City; Dave Loewenstein who did a mural on the Kep’s Men’s Wear building; Michael Knutson, an art professor at Garden City Community College; and Crystal Cruz, a student of Knutson’s at GCCC.

Knutson’s design was chosen.

Stuart McCrery, city manager intern, said a committee of five was created to look at the applications. It included himself; Melissa Gallegos, executive director of Garden City Downtown Vision; Katie Guthrie, executive director of Garden City Arts; and Vivian Fankhauser, a resident who has worked on public art projects.