Arts committee decides to put Black Lives Matter mural on Paradise, Spring streets

Mural will not be installed until April 2021; three community members have reached out about donating to mural



Committee Chair Jeri Harris said local artists are encouraged to participate in installing the mural.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

The Pullman Arts Commission decided to implement a Black Lives Matter mural on the corner of Paradise and Spring Streets, which will cost anywhere from $1,000-3,000. The commission discussed several possibilities of the mural during its virtual meeting Tuesday.

The artist would not be able to install the mural until April 2021, said committee chair Jeri Harris.

The committee should also consider whether the mural should say “end racism now” in order to be more inclusive, Harris said.

Committee member Katie Emerson said three people in the Pullman community have reached out with an interest in donating.

Harris said local artists are encouraged to participate in installing the mural, but so far the committee has had trouble finding them.

“This has been a hot topic for two months, and I feel really good about our decisions,” Harris said.

The committee is still considering options for ArtFest, which includes offering WSU artists the opportunity to put local art on the windows of businesses. ArtFest will likely occur January 2021, depending on whether enough businesses are interested, Harris said.