Arts in Fort Scott

Mural Trails

Fort Scott KS 66701

Bison Mural

I chose a bison because it’s the Kansas state animal. I love how colorful it is and that I got to work on it with my friends.

— Cally Bailey


The Future Belongs to Those Who Read (literary mural)

  • Artist: Students of Winfield Scott, Fort Scott Middle School, and Fort Scott High School artists include: Emilea Barrett, Morgan Brillhart, Molly Claypool, Megan Conner, Maddi Cook, Raylee Cowan, Jessee Cox, Katelyn Dancer, Titus Dare, Elias Dare, Lilyanne DeAntoni, Abigail DeLoera, Kenlee Eden, Macyn Farmer, Dani Fritter, Kynlee Gillen, Jalynn Gonzales, Madison Hanson, Allie Hill, Megan Hunsaker, Bryleigh Hymer, Lillian Jackson, Holland Judy, Houstyn Judy, Lanie Krokroskia, Aryn Leavell, Wyatt Lundberg, Dayton Malone, Lucas Malone, Rylan Mason, Tegan Milburn, Emma Mix, Adelynn Nolan, Adelynn Nolan, Caroline Phillips, Kerigan Reynolds, Tabi Schilling, Joy Self, Traxton Sharp, Dave Smith, Beighlor Stepps, Wesley Toal, Levik Vann, Allisyn Wheeler, Kathryn Williams, Jersee Wood, and Lyn’Niah Young.
  • Location: 14 E 2nd Street on the west side of the building


Greetings from Fort Scott

I really enjoyed all the sweet compliments that people would stop by to say as we painted…. I love how the murals give life and vibrancy to the downtown area.
— Danyell Miles


Sunflower Mural

I am proud to have a mural of Sunflowers, the State Flower of Kansas, painted on the side of my building. It is a lovely tie-in to my business as we sell a line of Kansas made products and happen to use a sunflower in our logo. We have people stop and take pictures in front of it almost daily. Most will stop into the boutique to shop or to ask questions about what else there is to see in Fort Scott. They are such a great conversation starter for visitors. I cannot wait to see more murals around town!

— Angela Simon of Angie Dawn’s Boutique


Ephesians 3:20

I was looking for ways to spark energy and excitement here in the church and to better connect the congregation with the community, as well as make our building more inviting and welcoming – to lower the threshold for those who might want to visit. A mural seemed a way to do all those things.
— Rev. Christopher Eshelman


Old Fort Mural

Riverfront Murals

Gordon Parks, Historic Fort Scott Block, American Eagle Watches over Twin Towers

Rosie the Riveter, Salute to Troops, Statue of Liberty

Fort Cannon Fire, Meadowlark – Kansas State Bird

Gunn Park Murals

  • Artist: Stephen Toal
  • Location: 1010 Park Ave, W.P.A Shelter House #1: Main Level,  1010 Park Ave, W.P.A Shelter House #1: Lower Level,  Fort Scott Water Plant (910 Burke St, at Park Ave, just outside of Gunn Park on retaining wall).

Incredible Collage, Angel Wings, Undersea Adventure


Nearby Accomodations