Kansas March 20, 2019
The New Largest Mural In The World Is Right Here In Kansas
Kansas is home to the world’s largest ball of twine, the world’s largest easel, and the world’s largest hand painted Czech egg. Now, the new addition of the largest mural in the world (by a single artist) to our beautiful state is one you can’t miss out on. It was recently finished, and looks absolutely stunning. Come check it out sometime!
What once was a graffiti-covered grain elevator in north Wichita, is now covered with beautiful artwork, the world's largest acrylic mural by one artist. Welcome to El Sueño Original, aka The Original Dream.
That artwork was created through an organization named Horizontes, which promotes artistic expression and activism.
Artist and community organizer Armando Minjarez immigrated here in 2001 and designed, directed, and painted this large work of art.
Though we're pretty focused on taking in its beauty, we can't forget its sheer size. 50,000 square feet of mural dwarfs the previous record of Spain's 38,701 square feet, and by quite a bit. He did admit that they didn't start off trying to break the record, but after measuring the elevator, realized they easily could - and probably would.
El Sueño Original/The Original Dream is gorgeous, painted in bright tones and plenty of yellow-gold. It's design is a celebration of the Mexican laborers that built these train tracks a century ago, and of the many different ethnicities of people you'll find in the north end of Wichita. The message that comes with El Sueño Original was explained as "The beauty of migration as a fundamental right." by Horizontes' Facebook page.
You can see this stunning mural any time the sun's up, from the highway or up close, though we recommend looking at it from many different perspectives. Whether it's a mass of color or something so large you can't see it all at once, it's absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks to YouTube creator MerhlinsPlace, for this stunning drone footage of this huge mural during the day. VIDEO
You’ll find this giant mural at
ansas. For more information about this mural, check out their Facebook page.
To see more large and colorful things in Kansas,
check out this road trip full of amazing and wacky Kansas attractions.