Paint the Kenai Opens to Community

Last night, the Paint the Kenai art show opened at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and locals caught their first glimpse of the mural which will one day serve as a community landmark; however, it’s still a mystery which of the 23 panels will be chosen. Johna Beech with the Kenai Chamber was there…


Beech: “The turnout was wonderful. We saw a lot of people come in from the community to check out the murals and to check out the writings. So, it was a very, very good crowd. A lot of kids came in, a lot of families came in, it was a very community-driven crowd.”


Beech said oil and fish featured heavily in the show, but each piece had a unique aspect…


Beech: “There is different levels of murals. We have one that did a little bit more of a texture, with metal adhered to the mural, and then we had a teacher paint based off of what her students suggested, so there’s different levels, different skill sets, different ideas of what people consider community to be.”


The show is open Tues-Sat from 9am to 6pm. Starting Memorial Weekend, the Center will be open daily from 9am to 7pm.

Voting starts May 4 and wraps up June 14.

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