Skip to main content



Presenting The Dysart Vortex

Progress on this latest addition to the Dysart Illusions was slow going. Rain and wind and few volunteers were some of the issues we grappled with but we persevered and finished with a very dynamic image to delight the viewer. One can look at the Vortex from any angle but it is most dramatic when viewed facing east.

This project is funded, in part through a generous grant from the Paint Iowa Beautiful program sponsored by Diamond Vogel Paints. The program provides free paint to a wide variety of public service projects throughout Iowa. This year Diamond Vogel has agreed to expand the paint allocation to include Iowa’s 70 state parks.
“We are pleased to provide additional paint to enhance Iowa’s state parks,” said Doug Vogel, Vice-President of Marketing, of the Iowa based company. “The 100th anniversary of our state park system will be celebrated in 2020 and the next year provides a great opportunity to spruce up the beauty of our parks.”
“Keep Iowa Beautiful’s 16-year partnershi…

Latest Posts

The Dysart Vortex - Day One

The 2019 Great Dysart Gorge is Complete

Day 5 - The Gorge is Nearing Completion

Day 4 Re-Painting the Dysart Gorge 2019

Day 3 - Gorge Painting Before the Rains Came

Day Two - The Painting Begins

The 1st Annual Repainting of the Great Dysart Gorge

Premier of the Dysart Vortex at the Waterloo Home Show

The Magic Cylinder is Installed in Dysart City Park

Preparing for the Installation of the Magic Cylinder