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Posted on: July 14, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Discover the Stories Behind Issaquah's Murals

Discover the stories behind Issaquah’s iconic murals — and the man who created them, Larry Kangas.

Kangas, a muralist from Beaverton, Ore., painted more than 1,000 murals throughout the Pacific Northwest. Issaquah is home to six of the murals — the Darigold Mural (located on Front Street North); Mill Street Logging (on East Sunset Way); two at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W. Sunset Way; and two in the Issaquah Café, 1580 N.W. Gilman Blvd.

Issaquah’s murals represent a vibrant part of the legacy left by Kangas when he died in November 2013.

To celebrate the artist’s life, work and impact on Issaquah, Mayor Fred Butler has proclaimed July 19, 2014, as Larry Kangas Day in our community.

That day, you’re invited to learn more about the stories hidden in Kangas’ murals. Guides will be stationed at the Darigold, Mill Street Logging and hatchery murals to share stories between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is also invited to dine at the Issaquah Café and enjoy the Kangas mural.

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