John’s Big Deck mural

This quirky large mural is on the North side of John’s Big Deck, located at 928 Wyandotte, KCMO. This building was constructed over one hundred years ago, and has been a restaurant/ bar for over sixty years. It was part of the historic Graphic Arts Building complex on Wyandotte. In 1980 it became John’s and in 1983 the rooftop bar was completed, which provides a great vantage point to appreciate the area’s unique architecture.

The quirky aspect of the artwork is that, upon closer inspection, the mural is a giant ad-smashup of Tito’s Vodka and Kansas City iconic landmarks… notice the Tito’s handmade vodka sign on a building, the train Kansas City to Austin (the home of Tito’s) and the giant Tito’s bottle… interspersed with KC landmarks – the Bond Bridge, The Scout statue, Western Auto sign (kind of – they replaced Western Auto with KC) and the Hereford Association Bull statue.

Below is a 360° “tour” (three separate 360° pictures) of this mural and area… clicking on the arrows allows you to move left and right. Use your mouse to look up, look down, look all around… and zoom in or out.

Here is a link to a Google Tour of the mural with “Points of Interest” that link to more information about the art, architecture and history of the surrounding area. Click on the photo to take the tour… or just click the link below!

Click on picture or this link to take tour – https://poly.google.com/view/8kQv7zEp_BI

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Knuckleheads mural

Located at 701 N Montgall Ave in the East Bottoms of Kansas City, MO, this mural depicts legendary musicians that have passed away. Currently there are roughly 50 images with, unfortunately, more being added all the time. The mural is painted on the South side of Knuckleheads Garage, which is one of four stages in the Knuckleheads facility… one of the top music venues in the country.

Knuckleheads which opened in 2001, is located the area of Kansas City that was once the home of Electric Park… an amusement park built in 1899 by Joseph Heim (Heim Brewery) . Electric Park served as the inspiration for a young Kansas Citian, Walt Disney’s, idea for Disneyland.

Below is a 360° “tour” of this mural… clicking on the arrows allows you to move left and right.

And here is a link to a Google Tour of the Mural with “Points of Interest” that links to more information about the art and surrounding area. Click on the photo to take the tour… or just click the link below!

Click on the photo or this link to take the tour https://poly.google.com/view/e5SGiCxX-Xn
Click on the photo or this link to take the tour https://poly.google.com/view/e5SGiCxX-Xn