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Colfax swim pool will get wall murals


May 23, 2019

Yelena Yunin mural

Yelena Yunin created a Japanese koi pond-themed design for the Colfax swim pool. This is the west wall which faces Highway 195.

Colfax City Council members Monday night approved the painting of a mural on two sides of the swim pool building at Schmuck Park. The mural site will be one of four which have been planned by the Colfax Arts Council for painting by artists this year.

Funding for the mural project has come from the Colfax Hotel and Motel excise tax which granted funds to the Arts Council to hire artists to paint murals on downtown buildings.

One of the proposed downtown sites didn't pan out, so the council sought out other locations and the pool building was selected.

Councilman Blaine Golden presented th...

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