Mohave Museum Mural In Progress
Sandy Rusink, who has painted famous Kingman murals such as the steam locomotive bursting through the water tanks, here works on a new mural on the west wall of the Mohave Museum of History & Arts.
First Old Trails Garage Mural
Route 66 Historian Jim Hinckley had the vision of replacing boarded up windows in the Old Trails Garage building on Route 66 and 3rd Street with murals like this one. This is the first installment of five murals on the west wall.
Old Trails Garage preinstall
This is the west wall of Old Trails Garage prior to the installation of any murals.
Presenting the illusion of peering into an active garage during the infancy of Route 66 is the goal of a multi-stage beautification project that commences with the installation of the first in a series of murals by acclaimed local artist Sandy Rusinko. Funded through the City of Kingman Visitor Center, the mural is framed by a shadow box type insert that utilizes the former windows on the west wall of the historic Old Trails Garage building on Andy Devine Avenue.
To ensure a period look for the murals, Kevin Morgan of Axiom Remodeling donated the labor, as well as materials from the Brunswick Hotel renovation for the construction and installation of the inserts. The inserts for the rest of the windows are complete and fund raising for the cost of the murals remains the last hurdle in the completion of this stage of the project that will transform the garage owned by Elmer and Craig Graves into a foundational cornerstone for a downtown beautification endeavor.
Sandy is also currently working on another unrelated mural project at the Mohave Museum of History & Arts. Adding colorful and engaging elements to Kingman's Historic Downtown, such as these murals, delivers a deeper experience to Kingman's Historic Downtown!