Who could resist an invitation like that?! The Toppenish Mural Society’s Mural in a Day event is June 2nd 2012, featuring the painting of a western themed mural in Pioneer Park next to the Toppenish Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. Each year one artist’s work is chosen for the mural and a dozen other artists come help paint the mural in one day.
The city of Toppenish is well known as, “The City of Murals.” with over 70 huge murals painted on the sides of buildings depicting the diverse history of Toppenish, from its Native American roots, rodeos, and hops harvest to railroads. The original paintings, painted as proofs, chosen to become murals, are on display at the Toppenish Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.
The 2009 Mural was painted on the back of the Toppenish Chamber building. (featured below).
At this “Art Gallery” you may buy souvenir postcards of the murals depicted on the buildings and gain information on the history of Toppenish.
- Take time to visit the Northern Pacific Rail & Steam Museum, in the restored Toppenish train depot.
- The American Hop Museum, the only one in America, is the place to learn about the Yakima Valley hop production and history. The Yakima Valley produces over 75% of the hops sold in the world.
- Learn about the Yakama Nation Native American heritage at the Yakama Nation Museum and Cultural Heritage Center.
- Dine at the Yakama Legends Casino, enjoy one of the regularly scheduled concerts and the popular slots and gaming tables.
- Visit Fort Simcoe the 200-acre, day-use heritage park telling the story of mid-19th century army life and providing insights into the lifeways of local Native American culture .
- View a stunning number of waterfowl at the Toppenish Wildlife Refuge.