Overalls All Over Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is proud to call Grant Wood one of its own! Wood, Iowa’s most famous artist, lived in Cedar Rapids from the age of ten, until his death in 1942. Go Cedar Rapids and Iowa Bikeways are working together to celebrate Grant Wood’s legacy with a statue parade bike route in celebration of his 125th birthday.

Overalls All Over, replicating a 2001 project of the same name, will include 25 life-sized 6’ fiberglass statues depicting the farmer and daughter from the American Gothic painting. It is one of the most familiar images in 20th-century American art and painted at 5 Turner Alley in Cedar Rapids. Overalls All Over statues, designed by local artists, will be on parade from May through September 2016. Visitors from across the country are expected to travel to and around Cedar Rapids to view and engage with the statues, many of which are placed at significant Grant Wood sites.

Take selfies with the statues and post to social media using #croveralls! (See the tag on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram)

This project is made possible with the support of Guaranty Bank and the City of Cedar Rapids, along with many additional sponsors listed at croveralls.com.

Overalls All Over Bike Route

Iowa Bikeways has launched a 7.4 mile city bike route across Cedar Rapids where you can see the Overalls All Over statues.  You view the full version of the map, download and print a map, cue sheet, or download the Ride With GPS App from the Apple Store or Google Play to enjoy the routes by bicycle.


Statues on the Overalls All Over bike route:


Reflections of Iowa
Sponsor: Guaranty Bank & Trust
Artists: Brian Parr
Location: Guaranty Bank & Trust, 302 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  American Hipster
Sponsor: City of Cedar Rapids
Artists: de Novo Alternative Marketing
Location: Near the McGrath Amphitheater, 300-399 1st Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404
  Advance to Go-Go
Sponsor: Go Cedar Rapids
Artists: Martha Brown and Lauren Manninen
Location: NewBo City Market, 1100 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Sponsor: The MedQuarter Regional Medical District
Artist: Todd Sabin
Location: The MedQuarter Regional Medical District Pocket Park, near 847 4th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  Couple Beers?
Sponsor: Iowa Brewing Co.
Artists: Scott Takes
Location: Iowa Brewing Company, 708 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids 52401
  Show You Care
Sponsor: KCRG-TV9
Artists: Kitty Barn Studio
Location: Coe College Campus, 1220 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  Putting the “Goth” in Gothic
Sponsor: King’s Materials
Artists: Mount Mercy Art & Design students: Lauren Brunson, Emma Bojorquez-Oldenburg, Njenga, Gabi Acosta, Mariah Kidd, Molly Metz
Mount Mercy Art & Design faculty: Kathryn Hagy Jose Clemente
Location: Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  American Artist
Sponsor: Klingler Paint & Decorating
Artists: Martha Brown
Location: Grant Wood Studio/Future Home of The History Center, 800 Second Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids 52401
  Andy & Edie
Sponsor: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Artists: Julius Cavira
Location: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Intergalactic Gothic
Sponsor: OPN Architects/Design Engineers
Artists: OPN Architects
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex, 350 First Ave NE, Cedar Rapids 52401
Sponsor: Overalls All Over Committee
Artists: Elizabeth Rhoads Read
Location: McKinley Middle School, 620 10th St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Mike & Rosie
Sponsor: Rockwell Collins
Artists: Julius Cavira
Location: Veterans Memorial Building, 50 2nd Ave Bridge, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  Experiencing Iowa
Sponsor: The Gazette
Artists: Michael Huang
Location: The Gazette, corner of 5th St SE and 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, 52401
  Iowadn’t Take You For Granted
Sponsor: Transamerica
Artists: Terri Willits
Location: Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  Spirit of Iowa
Sponsor: University of Iowa Community Credit Union
Artists: Connie Andrews
Location: University of Iowa Community Credit Union, 2340 Edgewood Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
  We Wish The Stage Wood Come
Sponsor: Wells Fargo Bank
Artists: Terri Willits
Location: Wells Fargo Bank, 150 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids 52401
Sponsor: Allegra
Artists: Lauren Manninen
Location: Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, 52401
Sponsor: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust
Artists: Todd Sabin
Location: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust, 500 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  The Lion Goes to the Theater Tonight
Sponsor: Brucemore
Artists: Ivy Hinrichs
Location: Brucemore, 2160 Linden Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Statues not on the Overalls All Over bike route:

Remain True
Sponsor: Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau
Artists: Gordon and DeAnna Kellenberger
Location: Amana Visitor Center, 622 46th Ave, Amana, IA 52203

American “Color Explosion” Gothic
Sponsor: Shive-Hattery
Artists: Westfield Elementary Art Teacher, Michael Brandt
Location: Westfield Elementary, 901 East Main St, Robins, IA 52328

American Upcycle
Sponsor: Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency
Artists: Kirk Wischmeyer, Recycled Junk Art
Location: Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency, 1954 County Home Rd, Marion, IA 52302

Gothic Spoonful
Sponsor: General Mills
Artists: Lou Wendel
Location: Eastern Iowa Airport, 2121 Arthur Collins Pkwy SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Retro Freedom
Sponsor: Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival
Artists: Artisan’s Sanctuary
Location: Lindale Mall, 4444 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Through the Eyes of Grant Wood
Sponsor: American Gothic House Center
Artists: Chris Abigt and Joshua Langgin
Location: American Gothic House Center, 300 American Gothic St, Eldon, IA 52554