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Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Submitted by Thomas Agran

Client: Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Location: Iowa City, IA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Design and Execution

Thomas Agran


Floral Design

Amber Neville

Willow & Stock Florist


Completed for Trumpet Blossom Cafe in Iowa City, Iowa, this 16’x50’ mural was designed in collaboration with a local flower shop, Willow & Stock, to revitalize a patio after a municipal construction project decimated the nearby canopy. The mural was painted using a scaled reference and actual plant specimens to appear like they rest on the wall itself.


Helping support a beloved local business was the main goal of this project, as well as collaboration with another local business in the design stage for the mural. The imagery is not just reflective of and in conversation with the values and mission of both businesses, but also stands in visual opposition to the sea of concrete around the cafe, helping add human touch and attention that better reflects what is happening within the building itself.


City grant funding was utilized to support the project, as well as funding from the business.