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Downtown Murals

#Chehalisart — representing our community through art

Our Design committee is committed to bringing color and vitality into our Downtown through new murals.  We are pleased to work with the City of Chehalis and property owners to make these new art installations a reality. Each piece of art showcases a piece of our community.  Our gratitude goes out to our local artists who bring talent, passion and spirit to our projects. 

 

We Love Chehalis” created by Irisa Kennedy and Thomas Sutley, September 2019

Reflecting our community pride, this ne mural features the whimsical script, “We Love Chehalis” surrounded by roses, a flower often referenced as a symbol of our city.  Located on the back fence of Chehalis Coworks at 478 N Market Blvd, accessed in the alley behind Market Boulevard in Downtown Chehalis.

Kenneth Arnold” created by Thomas Sutley and Emily von Flotow, August 2019

Whether or not Kenneth Arnold saw a series of UFOs over Mount Rainier will remain a mystery.  However there is no denying the popularity of the speculation, and as the first to coin the term, “unidentified flying object” he will go down in history for his 1947 flying experience.  This mural is located in Downtown Chehalis on the public restrooms next to Parking Lot F near the Chehalis Theater at 558 N Market Blvd.

 

 

Chehalis Through Time” created by Thomas Sutley and Emily von Flotow, July 2019

The mural depicts several eras of time throughout our Chehalis history.  Eliza Barrett, a pivotal founder of Chehalis, and her first husband Schuyler Saunders are presented overlooking the lush Chehalis River Valley.  Green forests represent the area’s natural beauty and Mount St. Helens is seen in the distance, in its post-1980 eruption form.  The plane carrying the “Welcome to Chehalis” banner is a replica of Kenneth Arnold’s CallAir A-2 airplane which he was piloting when he made his famous UFO sighting at Mt. Rainier in 1947 after taking off from the Chehalis Airport.  Did he see an actual UFO?  Just in case, we’ve added a bit of extraterrestrial whimsy to the far left in the mural. The mural is located on the north wall of Ewe and I in Downtown Chehalis at 566 N Market Blvd.

“Beam Me Up” created by Emily von Flotow, July 2019

This alleyway mural brings a touch of whimsy and fun of the alleged UFO sighting by Kenneth Arnold after taking off from the Chehalis Airport in 1947.  It is located behind Pema Nails at 542 N Market Blvd in Downtown Chehalis.

Mythological Mayhem” created by Emily von Flotow, July 2019

A unicorn, bigfoot, and yes, that would be a space turtle and a herd of Rainier Beer!  Have fun with this delightfully fun piece of artwork.  The mural is located behind Twin Cities Trading Post at 548 N Market Blvd.

 

Why We Choose Chehalis” created by Emily von Flotow, June 2018

It’s always been the people who have made this community a wonderful place to live and raise a family.  This mural depicts the relationships and sense of small town life that makes Chehalis great.  This mural is located in Downtown Chehalis on the public restrooms next to Parking Lot F near the Chehalis Theater at 558 N Market Blvd. 

“Chehalis in Color” created by Emily von Flotow, October 2017

Showcasing Chehalis’ surrounding natural beauty, along with the history of our local steam train and the St. Helens Hotel in a vibrant and colorful piece of work. This mural is located in Downtown Chehalis on the public restrooms next to Parking Lot F near the Chehalis Theater at 558 N Market Blvd.