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Market Street mural encourages living in downtown Tacoma – and writing about it

Downtown On the Go's mural at Market and 11th Streets, Tacoma. Courtesy photo.

The latest installation of murals brightening empty Tacoma streets is now up at Market and 11th Streets downtown. Sponsored by “Downtown on the Go,” a collaboration between the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, the City of Tacoma, Pierce Transit and downtown businesses which promotes public transport and downtown living, the mural on the empty red brick building invites participation from passers-by about why they’d want to live downtown.

Inspired by the “Before I Die” walls, a global public art project begun by New Orleans artist Candy Chang which gives space for passers-by to chalk in what they’d most like to do before they die, the “On the Go” mural covers the building’s half-dozen boarded-up doorways with gray-painted plywood stenciled with the lines “I’d live downtown if…” followed by writing space.

The mural is opening to the public tonight at the First Night New Year’s Eve celebrations. Read more »