The Harkin Institute is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new 3D mural model commissioned by Fellow Jill Wells, as part of her work to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of ability. The unveiling celebration will take place on Monday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. at King Elementary School.

This 3D mural model is the first of its kind in Iowa and depicts Wells’ tactile mural and wellness space at King Elementary School in Des Moines. The goal of Wells’ 3D Mural Model Project is to heighten disability awareness, enhance the cultural environment through art and reshape the Iowa mural landscape by installing a series of 3D mural models around Iowa to empower individuals of all abilities, specifically those with vision impairments, to experience public murals.

The community is invited to this free event to interact with the 3D mural model first-hand, hear about accessible art, enjoy music, food, and interactive activities, and learn how they can support the 3D mural model project for the state of Iowa.

The 3D mural model was created in partnership with The Zero Project and Street Art Belgrade.

WHAT: First-of-its-Kind 3D Model Unveiling

WHEN: Monday, November 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: King Elementary School

1849 Forest Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50314

RSVP: Media interested in attending should email

For more on Jill Wells and her work, visit her website.