Come June 6, prominent area artists once again will converge in this Lower Valley city to paint yet another mural in the annual Mural-In-A-Day event.
This year, a mural depicting early operations of the city’s fire department will be painted on the large roll-up doors of the fire station in Pioneer Park, near the corner of Elm Street and West Second Avenue.
On the first Saturday of June each year, artists gather for the event, organized by the city’s Mural Society. Bleachers are set up for onlookers and food and craft vendors are on hand.
Murals depicting the city’s early inception and culture dot the walls of buildings throughout town.
Tours of the murals from a horse-drawn wagon are offered every spring and summer as well as the day of the event.
This year’s mural will be the city’s 76th.
The event begins with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the park. Plates cost $7. There also will be a 5K run at 9 a.m. that begins and ends at the park. A barbecue steak dinner, $14 a plate, also will be available as well as a beer garden from noon to 8 p.m.
For more information about the event, call the Toppenish Chamber of Commerce at 509-865-3262.
Yakima Herald Republic