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Mural team looks to Spokane kids for inspiration
Mural team looks to Spokane kids for inspiration

Spokane’s railroad underpasses are in the process of getting a facelift, and one of the art teams involved wants to hear the ideas of the next generation. The SUMAC Project is calling for submissions from local kids to help them design the mural that will revamp the walls of the Howard Street underpass.


The Spokane Urban Mural Artist Collaboration, or SUMAC, is one of the teams selected by Art Fund Spokane to repaint one of several railroad underpasses with new murals. SUMAC will begin their work on the Howard Street underpass at the end of July, but is looking for a little inspiration before they get started.


They’ve called for art submissions from the children of Spokane, ages  six to 10. SUMAC wants to know what Spokane’s slogan, “Near Nature, Near Perfect” means to them. SUMAC will use the submissions as inspiration to create their contemporary mural. The call for submissions states that SUMAC wants to celebrate “the ideas of Spokane’s next generation.”


All of the submissions will be included in an online gallery and an exhibit later this summer at Ink Art Space.


Submissions will be accepted through the end of June. They can be mailed:

  • Ink Art Space
  • 228 W. Sprague Ave.
  • Suite A
  • Spokane, Wa 99201

SUMAC asks that the submissions include the child’s name, last initial, age and a parent’s email address so they can send exhibit information.


For more information visit The SUMAC Project on Facebook.

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