Walking Public Art Tour in Downtown Ellensburg
Friday, June 2, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Begin @ Gallery One
Saturday, June 3, 10:30am – 11:30pm, Begin @ Gallery One

Every downtown has a unique story to tell, whether it is through art, architecture, or history, of place and being. Ellensburg has engaged a variety of artists to maintain and restore many parts of Ellensburg’s history. From the unique and artistic architecture found in the historic buildings built in 1889/1890 or in following years, to murals depicting historic advertisements, learn what preservation efforts have been taken to protect and preserve these everyday fixtures. Downtown Ellensburg is also home to quite a number of public art pieces, such as The Bull by Richard Beyer, small bird figurines, and even trash receptacles (made locally by J. Dub’s Metalwork). Find out what efforts are underway to increase the amount of public art found in Ellensburg and what is hidden in plain sight.


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Mc Kenna Richards
McKenna is a practicing artist and a new addition to the team at the Kittitas County Historical Museum as the director’s assistant. She is a senior in the art program at CWU and is majoring in studio art with a minor in museum studies. McKenna is graduating in June and plans to continue working at the Historical Museum after graduation. McKenna enjoys creating many different mediums of art from painting to drawing to sculpting. McKenna also enjoys water sports and spending time with her family and dogs.