Remains mural project fundraiser April 7

The Remains Mural Project fundraiser happens April 7 at Double Mountain Tap Room, 6 to 11 p.m.

The event will feature a small silent auction, mostly artwork, with Feed The Dog and The Antonyms playing music, and Double Mountain donating a dollar of every beer to the project.

The artists received a $2,000 Cultural Trust grant, and are crowd-funding, via GoFundMe/theremains.

“People have been so generous,” said Nic Vik, who is organizing the mural project with Nate Chavez, fellow owner of The Remains Gallery, a few blocks away on Industrial Way. Vik and Chavez are planning to complete the two-block mural by June 1. It will include a tribute to Forest Andrews, who died in a longboarding accident at the site in 2011, as well as images of Hood River, the Gorge, and Elks Lodge, which owns the property and is partnering with The Remains and Pasquale Barone, owner of the adjacent Union Building project.

“We have one more day of work to get (the wall) power-washed and then we need to fill some cracks and prime it, which is a good couple of days of work,” Vik said. “We’re on schedule, work-wise and to our goal of $10,000,” he said. The fund is now at about $6,500, and after the Double Mountain event they will make “another push toward the end.”

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