ONLY $1800 TO GO IN SULTAN MURAL RENEWAL PROJECT April 25, 2016
Sultan mural before and after photos. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(SULTAN, WA.) Just $1800.00 to go. That is what is needed in the Sky Valley Arts Council's goal to raise $6,000.00 to digitally reproduce the Firefighters Mural in Sultan visible from Highway 2.
The mural is painted on the south facing wall of the U.S. Post Office in Sultan. When it was new, it was vibrant and alive with color. See photo above right. But over the years the mural has become faded by the weather.
Click photo at right to enlarge.
In August of 2015 the Sky Valley Arts Council started a fundraising effort to replace the weathered with the plan being to to use images of the original mural to create a digitally printed vinyl reproduction that will be placed where the painted murals are now.
"The replacement will be long lasting and more weather resilient," said a statement posted by the arts council a few days ago.
Honoring firefighters is the focus of the mural. It was painted by David Hose of American Light Studios of Monroe. The arts council says the many contributions already received is recognition of the importance of this mural in the community.
And now the end goal is in sight. If you would like to make a donation to the mural replacement stop in to the Sky Valley Visitor Information Center at 320 Main Street in Sultan.
Another way to support the fundraising effort is to participate in the Mural Quilt Raffle set up by 2 local quilters – Carrie Weiderman & Cindy Button. The raffle quilts are on display at the Visitor Information Center and Raffle Tickets are available for purchase.