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OPINION: Do Black lives matter to city council?

OPINION: Do Black lives matter to city council?

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist March 11, 2021

As a result of the Black Lives Matter movement’s reemergence in the media, towns and cities worldwide have rallied their council members and representatives to show their support through public art pieces. Washington...

City councilmembers approved a panel series design for the Spring Street mural.

Council shifts mural project to panel design

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2021

Pullman city councilmembers took the first step in reorganizing the downtown mural project Tuesday night, starting with approval to host a community town hall meeting. The council approved a series...

“We wanted this specific piece of art to be a statement from the city, driving the conversation ... of how to end racism,” said Dan Records, Pullman City Councilmember and subcommittee chair.

Pullman Arts Commission hopes to complete mural by July 

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission discussed the timeline for the End Racism Now mural during a meeting Tuesday afternoon.  PAC hopes to finish the mural by June 19. If the mural is not fully completed...

During public comment, local business owner Rob Ndambuki shared his experiences with racism in Pullman.

‘End Racism Now’ mural back at square one

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 24, 2021

The Pullman City Council voted 5 to 2 to approve restarting the submission process for the “End Racism Now” mural with clearer requirements for artists. Joanna Bailey, Pullman Arts Commission chair,...

The Pullman Arts Commission will recommend the “End Racism Now Black Lives Matter” mural with the rainbow background to the City Council on Feb. 23.

Pullman Arts Commission paints history with “End Racism Now” mural

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 10, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission chose a mural design to recommend to the Pullman City Council for the “End Racism Now” project that will be painted in town later this year. Joanna Bailey, Neill Public...

PAC Chair Jeri Harris said selected artists will be paired with participating downtown businesses to display their art in storefront windows, similar to the recently canceled ArtFest. 

Council gives go-ahead for Pullman window art walk

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 10, 2021

Pullman councilmembers approved a Pullman Arts Commission-sponsored event at a meeting Tuesday night. The council also approved about $125,000 toward improvements for Airport Road. Councilmembers approved...

Submissions for the End Racism Now mural are posted on the Pullman Arts Commission Facebook page for the public to view and vote on.

Pullman Arts Commission seeks input on End Racism Now mural

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter January 27, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission met Tuesday to discuss submissions for the End Racism Now mural. The mural submissions are posted on the PAC Facebook page for the public to view and vote on, said Lori Lewis,...

Jeri Harris, Pullman Arts Commission chair, wrote in an email that the commission will present a Pullman Window Walk to City Council.

Arts Commission cancels ArtFest for second year

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief January 14, 2021

The Pullman Arts Commission voted in a meeting Tuesday to cancel this year’s ArtFest due to COVID-19 concerns. Commissioners are unsure if COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted or changed by May, when...

The mural design will depend on the artist chosen and the submissions received by the commission.

Pullman Arts Commission searches for mural artist

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 1, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission started a search for an artist to design a 120-by-7.5 foot mural with the theme: End Racism Now. The commission will choose an artist through a selection process, but Pullman...

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

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

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

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...

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