The Missouri Department of Transportation "is seeking artists or artist teams to create murals for one of two Welcome Centers. Located in the lobby/entranceway, the artwork should inspire visitors to explore the local/regional cultural, historic, and/or scenic points of interests."
According to the Request for Qualifications, the two sites are the Joplin Welcome Center and Rest Area on eastbound I-44 at approximate milepost number 2 in Newton County, and the Eagleville Welcome Center and Rest Area on southbound I-35 two miles south of the Iowa state line.
Don't say we never told y'all.
Or you can download the RFQ itself by clicking here.
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