Saturday, March 7, 2009

Toppenish, Washington: Downtown murals

What do you do when your town's main factory closes down? If you are Toppenish, Washington, you get out the paint brushes.

Toppenish calls itself the City of Historical Murals. Virtually every building in the downtown area has one, all honoring some part of the city's past. In fact, once a year a bunch of artists pitch in to create one in a single day. It's definitely unique if you are in this part of the world, which is near Yakima. The town also has a Hop Museum that sadly was closed when we passed through.

By the way, the picture below is also a mural. Well done, Toppenish.

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