Watch 'Mobile Mural' go up Downtown

Big mural by 17 artists goes up Saturday at Third and Division

Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.

Join us in celebrating the installation of the Mobile Murals Project in Downtown Spokane. On Saturday, 87 panels-worth of art by 17 artists will be installed at Third Avenue and Division Street. The art was completed after a call was put out in August for local artists to volunteer their talents and designs for project.

The goal of the Mobile Murals Project is to bring art and visual appeal to places that need enhancement or are under construction. The temporary mural being installed Saturday will be placed around a vacant lot at a major gateway to Spokane from Interstate 90. Mobile Murals provide opportunity for the Spokane community to showcase its creative expression, as well as its care for properties awaiting development or enhancement.

  • WHAT: Installation of Mobile Murals Project
  • WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 4 – Installation at 8:30 a.m.; Celebration at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE: Third Avenue and Division Street (Downtown Spokane)

The Mobile Murals installation starts Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Third and Division. A celebration is scheduled for 2 p.m., followed by a walking tour of five newly completed Downtown mural sites to meet the muralists and discuss their work. The walking tour will conclude at River City Brewing and Rocket Bakery at 4 p.m., where a portion of the day's sales will support future murals projects.

Mobile Murals is a collaborative project involving the City of Spokane, Spokane Arts and the Downtown Spokane Partnership, with special thanks to property owner Rita Santillanes, Spokane Rising, YES, Karli Ingersoll and Terrain. Site assistance was provided by Baker Construction, Coeur d'Alene Builders, Central Pre-Mix, Sherwin Williams and Standard Digital. This project was made possible with funding from City Council Member Mike Allen.