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Murray Morgan Bridge Mural

The City of Tacoma is looking for an artist to paint a mural under the recently re-opened 100 year-old Murray Morgan Bridge.

The mural will be located on the south and west concrete walls of the stormwater collection system under the western side of the bridge.

The City will pay a local artist or art group $10,000 to paint "...a site-responsive mural that reflects the history and/or architecture of the bridge and/or area..." on the wall with overall dimensions of approximately 6 by 20 feet.

Anyone know an artist who might be up for the job?

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fred davie

“Back to basics” was the spending mantra recommended recently by our city manager.

So please explain how this $10,000 expenditure conforms to the managers recommendation.


January 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Most all capital projects whether by funding source (grantee) or City statute require a 1% of project costs towards beautification/art.

January 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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fred davie

Maybe this 1% arts money. It doesn’t say that in the story.

January 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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Actually he tied his credibility to it and said that it is fair to judge him on the basis of whether or not his actions follow his words. I attended most of the Prop 1 meetings and this was his theme throughout the process.

January 18, 2014 at 9:54 am / Reply / Quote and reply

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Terri Belford

As someone who climbs 131 stairs each day from Dock Street up to the 11th Street Bridge, and back down, it seems more appropriate spending that money to get the brand new elevator up and running.  It would be nice to have the elevator option for those who are physically unable to take the stairs.

And what about the burned out lightbulbs on the stairway?

January 16, 2014 at 7:04 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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