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Letter to the Editor: Mural season

— Mural season

To the editor:

Spring has sprung (almost) and it’s time to get out and enjoy our beautiful city, so how about starting by joining the Dalles Mural Society. On Thursday night, March 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. we host Business After Hours at the La Cabana Restaurant on the corner of Second and Federal streets in historic downtown The Dalles. Not only will you sample some of LaCabana’s delicious food, drinks and desserts, you will also be given a guided tour of the four murals on the four corners of Second and Federal, if you wish. Plus view our framed murals at the restaurant.

We have also just finished our latest project, which is the lighting of these four murals. It won’t be dark outside yet, but please drive downtown after dark at your convenience and enjoy these works of art painted by nationally known Northwest muralists.

And to add to all this, we are installing new voice boxes, telling the history of each mural, so all you have to do is push a button and listen to a brief history of the mural you are viewing. No key is needed. No money is needed. Just push a button and enjoy a brief history lesson.

Thanks to the support of our community and funding agents and grants, we were able to complete phase 1 and as our funds from memberships,donations and grants come in.we will complete the lighting of the remaining eight murals, and installation of the new voice boxes.

I have had so many people tell me that our murals are the most beautiful and professionally done of any they have seen in the Northwest. And that is because all were painted by nationally reknown muralists.

So join us on the 20th of March and be prepared to learn more about this wonderful little city we call The Dalles.

Marilyn Keys

The Dalles

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