Wallowa sign erected: Arment, Vogel were the designers

The Wallowa History Center served as the fiscal agent.
Kathleen Ellyn

Wallowa County Chieftain

Published on July 17, 2018 2:09PM

Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain
The city of Wallowa completed the installment of a city sign across from Little Bear Drive-in July 12. The sign is the third made by wood artist Steve Arment of Lostine, Lostine and Enterprise being the other two. The style gives continuity to the valley while expressing each city’s individual character.

Kathleen Ellyn/Chieftain The city of Wallowa completed the installment of a city sign across from Little Bear Drive-in July 12. The sign is the third made by wood artist Steve Arment of Lostine, Lostine and Enterprise being the other two. The style gives continuity to the valley while expressing each city’s individual character.

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The city of Wallowa was able to cross another revitalization project off its list July 11. A new city sign was erected.

The sign stands in the beautifully maintained city triangle park across from Little Bear Cafe and is visible as motorists enter Wallowa from La Grande.

The sign, carved by Lostine wood artist Steve Arment, was painted by classically trained artist Anna Vogel. JayZee Lumber donated the milled tamarack for the circular sign.

Developing the sign is one of several small projects conceived of to enhance Wallowa and establish coordination between the handful of civic organizations in town.

The Wallowa History Center served as the fiscal agent, managing donations and expenses in addition to providing historical images for the artist’s rendering. The Nez Perce Wallowa Homeland and community volunteers worked together to solicit cash donations from businesses and individuals and to install the sign.

Arment has carved signs for each of the incorporated towns along Hwy. 82. Each represents the character of the individual town while maintaining a continuity of design.



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