Jose Faus: A muralist for the community

Reese Bentzinger
Editorial Assistant
Northeast News

The help of a neighbor can come at the most unexpected of times, and small moments can create the most unlikely friendships.

Muralist Jose Faus hopes that his works can be enjoyed by various communities in Kansas City, from River Market to the Historic Northeast.

“It’s nice to be enjoyed by the community,” Faus said.

When one looks at his murals, it’s clear that they reflect an increasingly diverse community across the city. One work, which has since been painted over, showed people from all around the world shopping at the same market, surrounded by the national flowers from many different countries. He realized that passers-by appreciated his message when he saw an ‘E.S.’ written next to the national flower of El Salvador.

His goal with the piece, as is with much of his work, is to “celebrate other cultures.”

Mural painting has been a passion for Faus since his college days, and he has painted in the Historic Northeast for many years.

He said that the area has “a lot of cultural amenities.”

His works are a celebration of cultural diversity in the city which they blend together. If you are curious about his works, be on the lookout for colorful murals in River Market, Downtown, or the Historic Northeast.

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