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The public is invited to attend the dedication of the Olympia Dragon Mural at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the corner of 5th Avenue SW and Columbia Street SE in Downtown Olympia

Public invited to Olympia Dragon Mural Dedication on Saturday August 24 at 12:00 p.m.

 

The public is invited to attend the dedication of the Olympia Dragon Mural at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the corner of 5th Avenue SW and Columbia Street SE in downtown Olympia. 

This block-party styled event is free of charge and open to the public, featuring speakers and performers who will commemorate the early Chinese-American community that once thrived in this neighborhood. The mural presents a side-facing dragon against the waves of the sea. Along the right side is a red column based on a traditional scroll with characters that read, “peace, harmony, community.” The dedication will culminate with an ancient Chinese tradition of "dotting the eye," or the final brush strokes of painting the eye to bring the dragon to life and to complete the mural. A free commemorative program will be offered as a memento from this mural dedication and there will be complimentary beverages for attendees. Food items will also be available for purchase.

More information about the history of the early Chinese-American community can be found on the web at:   http://olympiawa.gov/community/about-olympia/history-of-olympia-washington/olympia-s-chinese-community.aspx

The Olympia Dragon Mural expands the list of over 80 works of public art on the walls of downtown buildings, solidifying Olympia’s growing reputation as a City of Murals. An online walking map of these amazing artworks can be found on the Olympia Downtown Association’s web page:   https://downtownolympia.org/Olympias-Mural-Map

For more information about the Olympia Dragon Mural dedication, please contact olympiadragonmural@gmail.com 

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