Okanogan Highlands Alliance is inspired to share our appreciation for the natural environment with our community. To celebrate OHA’s 20th anniversary (2012), we commissioned Andy Eccleshall to paint mountains, forest wetlands, flora and fauna of the area on the Community Cultural Center in downtown Tonasket. In 2021 we commissioned a Calliope Hummingbird mural visible from Highway 97 when traveling south through Tonasket. We have more murals planned for 2022. OHA’s hope is that appreciation for natural history will continue to resonate throughout the community to inspire and enrich the town.
We will continue to update this page, or you can stop by Tonasket and see for yourself!
If you are interested in being a part of this project by: volunteering, donating, offering space to host art, or proposing an art project, email: email@example.com
The murals on the CCC were painted in Fall 2011 and transformed the community cultural center (formerly a tire store) into public art, bringing a glimpse of the highlands into downtown Tonasket.
Muralist Andy Eccleshall said, “OHA should be congratulated for bringing these images to downtown Tonasket, I hope this mural will help inspire appreciation of the magnificent natural beauty of the Okanogan Highlands.”