Photos: Local artist, students begin work on new mural in North Bend

Muralist Sarah Hughes leads Two Rivers High School Students in painting new mural

A new mural in downtown North Bend will come to life over the next two weeks.

Local muralist Sarah Hughes has teamed up with students at Two Rivers High School to design and paint the artwork along Main Avenue. The mural will dawn the side of Pressed on Main, a new juice and gluten free café expected to open this December.

After Hughes led students through a weeks-long design process, work on transferring the mural to the wall began Monday. Painting is expected to start next week.

A 2006 Two Rivers graduate, Hughes started her mural business, A Pinch Different, during the pandemic. Her family formerly ran Klassic Tans, a tanning business, inside the building Pressed on Main will occupy.

Hughes said it has been a long-time goal of hers to do a project with Two Rivers students, hoping to inspire them to pursue the arts.

“I want to show these kids that you don’t have to have a 9-to-5 desk job,” she said. “I want to show them that they can support themselves through the arts.”

The project is accepting donations online at Include “Two Rivers Mural Program” in the comment section.

Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.
Photo Conor Wilson/Valley Record.