Toppenish murals attract RVers

Portland artist Newman Myrah painted one of the Toppenish, Wash., murals. (Toppenish Chamber of Commerce)

The Toppenish Mural Society annually recruits a group of western artists to design and complete new murals. Traditionally, on the first Saturday in June, artists gather to add to the town’s already impressive collection of 75 murals. An estimated 13,000 visitors drift into town to view the live event.

Back in 2011, a group of RVing Women circled their wagons at the



Photo: Artist Newman Myrah of Portland, Oregon, illustrates the rodeo theme with his version of a timeworn poster with brick showing through. Myrah painted himself into the mural on a ladder doing his work. (Courtesy of Toppenish Chamber of Commerce.)

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