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.