The Arts & Culture Alliance is thrilled to welcome Baltimore artist, Nether410, to Marshalltown to create the community's largest mural on the South side of the Tremont Building in Downtown. He was selected as the finalist from over 40 applications of muralists across the country.
The mural will be located on the South wall of the Tremont building, adjacent to the newly renovated parking lot on the corner of West Church Street and South 1st Street. A unique feature of the mural is that it will also wrap around onto the East wall in the pedestrian alleyway connecting to Main Street.
Nether410 is a globally traveling street artist with an extensive body of public works spanning across his native city of Baltimore, Maryland.
His work is as a social and cultural documentarian of the struggles, history, aspirations, and dilemmas that our cities' face.
Arts & Culture Alliance Executive Director, Amber Danielson, shared, “the Marshalltown Mural program was launched in 2019 and this mural was one of our first planned projects. It has been in progress for quite some time and has taken lots of work by many community partners to get here today. It is beyond exciting we are officially kicking this project off and we can’t wait to see Justin’s piece come to life in the newly renovated space in Downtown Marshalltown.”
The mural objectives communicated to the artists were to create a piece that will be an energetic and inspirational backdrop for a new gathering space in our downtown and to create a must-see destination in Marshalltown. Danielson stated, “the design Justin is creating for this space has far exceeded our hopes for this project and he was the clear finalist amongst many talented artists who applied.”
“Woven into this piece is a spiritual, natural sense of balance and design aimed at evoking understanding of our relationship to our surrounding environments. This piece uses patterns and shapes reflected in nature and its composition is centered on orbital movements,” shared artist, Nether410, about the Tremont mural design.
Nether410's website: www.nether410.com
Building owners, JP and Jennifer Howard, said, “we are thankful for the effort given by so many to recover from the past three years of challenges. The City of Marshalltown has a new benefit to share with visitors to its downtown; a wonderful, safe and smart place to park.”
We invite the entire community to watch him create this piece over the coming weeks. In addition, we invite you to join us for the Downtown Celebration on Thursday, September 30th from 5-7pm in the parking lot to celebrate the progress and beautification in Downtown Marshalltown. Local musicians, Austin Chadderdon and Bon Jecci, will be performing with the new mural as their backdrop. Please bring a chair and spend your evening dining in Downtown Marshalltown!
This project was made possible by the Alliance’s funding partners, the Marshalltown Area Chamber of Commerce Tourism, Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation, Marshalltown Development Foundation and the Community Foundation of Marshall County.