A Downtown Mural Aims to Bring More Business to Libby’s Core District | LOR Foundation
In-Progress Economy

A Downtown Mural Aims to Bring More Business to Libby’s Core District

  • Local Champion: City of Libby
  • Date Funded: October 23, 2023
  • Grant Amount: $7,320
1

Students at Libby Central School began painting the mural in Pocket Park in October 2023, but due to cold weather they will have to finish the project in spring 2024. Photo by Roxanne Escudero.

While some events are held on downtown Libby’s Mineral Avenue, the town’s main shopping district still has several empty buildings and storefronts, leading to fewer locals and visitors stopping in the downtown area. A local art teacher had an idea for addressing this and proposed the solution to the city: Why not create an engaging art space in Libby’s pocket park to encourage residents and motorists to stop and spend time in the shopping district? Libby already has a strong legacy of public art thanks to the efforts of longtime art teacher Todd Berget, and this particular mural would be created by students at the Libby Central School, Libby’s alternative school, where Berget taught up until a few years before his death. LOR’s funding will support painting supplies to bring the mural to life, as well as the cost of contractor services to remove some infrastructure before work can begin.

Contact our community officer in Libby. Meet Tabitha Viergutz
More Economy Solutions
Economy / Libby An Awareness Campaign Grows Libby’s Workforce
Local Champion:
City of Libby
Date funded:
January 22, 2024
Grant Amount:
$9,983
Economy / Libby A Local Roundtable Supports Libby Business Owners
Local Champion:
Montana West Economic Development
Date funded:
January 17, 2024
Grant Amount:
$10,000
Economy / Libby An RC Car Upgrade Motors Libby’s Economy
Local Champion:
Kootenai R/C Racers
Date funded:
December 13, 2023
Grant Amount:
$1,197
Economy / Lander Lander’s Equine Scene Says If You Build a (Better) Barn, They Will Come
Local Champion:
Lander Old Timer's Rodeo Association
Date funded:
November 22, 2023
Grant Amount:
$26,000
Economy / Lander Lander’s Meadowlark Market Increases Access to Local Food
Local Champion:
Central Wyoming College Foundation
Date funded:
October 30, 2023
Grant Amount:
$29,500
Economy / Lander Helping Lander’s Fireworks Show Go On Ensures Economic Boons Too
Local Champion:
Lander local
Date funded:
October 10, 2023
Grant Amount:
$24,850

Share an Idea

If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; Questa or Taos, New Mexico; or Weiser, Idaho, use this form to start a conversation with us.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.