Octopus mural should have stayed

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I do not agree with the letter from Carla Carrico in the April 21 paper regarding the octopus mural.

I personally liked the octopus mural. It improved the look of the building, not to mention it is a toy store and kids need some kind of store they can visit.

I also don’t agree with her statement about the owner of the octopus mural not having any respect for the people or the town of Walla Walla. I believe he was just protecting what he believed was right and I would have liked to have him win.

As far as the other art objects all over the downtown area, they remind me of the annual fair parade held downtown. The only difference is at least the fair parade provides scoopers after the horses have passed by.

I still hope the toy store stays in business and is not replaced by another wine shop with outside areas that take up half or better of the sidewalks.

Curtis Melhus

Walla Walla

Comments

Kahunga 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I wonder if Curtis believes all the shop owners, downtown, have the right to paint whatever they like on their store fronts. It could turn into a tacky mess very quickly, though I am not saying the octopus was tacky. Just too large for the zoning codes.

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barracuda 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Look at the -"BRIGHT"- yellow entry on the store just to the east.... That too is just as offensive!

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ImJustSayin 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The amount of yellow is minimal compared to the billboard size of the "mural".

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tkmcgowen 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm still trying to find the "art" in the headless chicken/turkey at 1st and Main. It creeps out my 7 yr old.

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