Save the Salem Peace Mosaic Meeting and Potluck July 9

On July 9, folks interested in helping to preserve the Peace Mosaic on the outside of the YMCA building will gather for a meeting and a potluck. The meeting will be held Monday, July 9 at 7:00 pm at the Friends Meeting House, 490 19th St NE, Salem. Demolition is scheduled in Feb. of 2019. Right now, there are no plans to save the mosaic.

Creating the mosaic was a rare moment when our diverse community of all ages worked together to share that Salem is the City of Peace. We hope this symbol can be preserved for future generations.

If you want to help the campaign, you can like the Save The Peace Mosaic Facebook page and send letters to the following people asking for the art to be preserved:

Mayor Chuck Bennett
555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem, OR 97301

Chuck Adams and the YMCA Board of Directors
Salem Family YMCA
685 Court St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Senate President Peter Courtney
900 Court St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301

Chris D’Arcy
Chair, Salem Public Arts Commission

The Statesman Journal

Send a copy of your letter to:
Cathy Daniels at
Lynn Takata at