The Rock Rapids Mural Society was formed in 2002 to re-beautify the town and restore its historic past in artistic form. The group is financed by memberships, donations, sponsorship of murals, grants and fund-raisers. The first mural was completed during Heritage Days 2002. The 21st mural was dedicated in November 2008. The Society hopes to complete three murals each year. Several ideas and donations are being considered by the group.