Newton Historical Mural


Original Concept Drawing
Image Traced on to 4x8 Panels
View of the Artists' Workspace
Beginning the "Paint by Number" Process
Images Starting to Take Shape
Volunteer Artists Giving Their Time
Nearing Completion of the Painting Process
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Construction Begins
Artwork Panel Installation
Night View of Installation Progress
Drive-by View of Installation Progress
Completed Installation - January 2022

The Newton Historical Mural was a project we worked on for nearly three years.  We are so grateful for the help of many donors and volunteers who helped bring this project to life.  We are ecstatic we were able to gift the Community of Newton, KS this mural designed to "Capture & Communicate Newton's Unique History."  


Mural Design Artist

Andrea Braker

with contributions from Ben Meier, We Are Newton & Jennifer Weigel, NMAP

Artistic Director

Raymond Olais

Construction & Installation

Regier Construction

NMAP Board Members

Curtis Stubbs

Constance Gehring

Andrea Braker

Donna Pickman*

Christa Jahay*

*Former Contributing Board Members



The following businesses and organizations donated their time and services to benefit this project - THANK YOU!

Koehn Painting - Priming Services

Those Blasted Signs - Wholesale Materials

Community Chaplain Response Team - Office Space

Chisholm Trail Outlet Mall - Artists' Workspace

Newton High School Welding Department


Alexis Mata

Andrea Braker

Avery Gatz

Barbara Gabel

Becca Burns

Bierly Aboite-Duran

Christa Jahay

Constance Gehring

Curtis Stubbs

Elisabeth Friesen

Elizabeth Smith

Erin Keffer

Gary Moore

Hailey Braker

Jenna Braker

Jennifer Weigel

Jones Braker

Juli Garcia

Libby Albers

Melodie Hatch

Michelle Crist

Nora Albers

Peggy Wambold

Raymond Olais

Rebecca Barrett-Fox

Rodger Nugent

Ruby Moore

Sara Lewis

Traci Flores Suderman

Vanessa Simon

Scroll through the following photos to see many of our volunteer artists at work!


The following provided noteworthy support in various ways.

Community Creative Servies - Marketing

WWCP Investments, LLC - Property Owners

City Of Newton - Planning & Zoning

Newton Chamber of Commerce - Promotional

We Are Newton - Artwork Contributions

Newton Christian Church - Donated Supplies