Day: August 28, 2015

Mural pushed back to 2016

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer’s next public mural will not be done next month. Former Mayor Lore Christopher, chair of the Keizer Public Arts Commission, has long been pushing for the mural, going up on the long north wall at Town & Country Lanes, to be done this fall. However, realities pushed the timeline back. A signed contract between the city and Don Lebold, owner of the bowling alley, needed to be in place before any work was done on the building. Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, said at Tuesday’s KPAC meeting that contract wasn’t sent to Lebold until this week. “When the contract is in place, we can move forward with the prepping,” Brown said. “That is the key or the gate.” Christopher said once the wall is prepped with primer and any necessary repairs are made, a teaser will be put up about the upcoming project. “It’s for the mural that’s coming next summer,” she said. Commissioners discussed what the exact wording of the teaser should be. “We talked about something that would make people inquisitive,” Rick Day said, referring to previous meetings. “Considering recent events (at Town & Country), maybe keep it simple, like mural is coming.” Commissioners and Brown spent a while coming up with the wording before finally agreeing on “Join Keizer’s mural project 2016,” with the city’s web...

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