Neshkoro - A Mural Village


Several large, nostalgic murals are being planned by the Neshkoro Enhancement Committee (NEC) to capture those memories of days gone by. As vehicles travel up and down Main street and over the bridge on Highway 73, the beautiful murals will catch attention, making Neshkoro the first Mural Village in Marquette County

NEC has joined with the Marquette County Barn Quilt and Hidden History Mural Trail county-wide project, and plans to become very first “Mural Village” in Marquette County. This year they plan to install three murals in the village and an interactive community mural. This is a new project for NEC. Additional murals will be added each year, making it ongoing.

The Marquette County Barn Quilt and Hidden History Mural Trail projects thirty or more murals over the next three years. In 2011 they plan eight smaller wildlife murals, three larger historical murals, and 20 barn quilt murals. This project is sponsored by a grant from the Wisconsin State Arts Board, Alliant Energy, the Marquette County Tourism Board, and individual donations.


Nappy’s Mural


This large mural is in the beginning stages of being painted directly on the side of the building. A blocking-out technique being used to delineate the components of the mural. The mural, designed by June E. R. Schumacher, Garden Gate Studio, and recipient of the Artist and Community Collaboration Grant from the Wisconsin State Arts Board, will be painted by several local artists. The center of the mural will be historic in nature and based upon turn of the century photographs by local historian, Elaine Reetz, now deceased. The center will be surrounded by a plethora of flora and fauna native to Wisconsin. We will post up-dates as the mural progresses.

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Nappy's unpainted wall.
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Nappy's wall mural, in progress.


Alliant Energy Foundation logo

The Neshkoro Mural Village Project is funded in part by a grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation.

Wisconsin Arts Board

The Neshkoro Mural Village Project is funded in part from grants from the Wisconsin State Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts.