Summer Community Art & Mural Program

For detailed program information please see our calendar.

thom lantern banner

This coming week, July 28-August 1: Our 4th project of 5 in the Summer Community Art & Mural Program: We’ll host a FREE lantern making workshop outside the Pioneers Museum, 9-Noon, Monday-Friday.

Friday evening you’re invited to a lantern PARADE from the Pioneers Museum to Acacia Park. We’ll gather at 7:45 then leave at 8pm sharp. The Concrete Couch Jam Band will perform by Uncle Wilbur’s fountain from 8:30-9.

downtown lantern parade



Whether you are downloading free information, consulting with us, or bringing us in to facilitate an entire program, explore these pages and hopefully most of your questions will get answered. Also, feel free to contact us.

Mission Statement

To work with kids and community groups to create public art, to build community, and to create environments and experiences that humanize our world.


Around 1990 a group of artists, builders, teachers and one puppeteer began working with kids and community groups on creative projects like murals and puppetry programs. In 2003 these efforts coalesced into the non-profit Concrete Couch and in 2004 we received our 501(C)(3) status.

We worded our mission statement so that we could develop as the community and our teacher’s interests grew and changed, and now we run many diverse programs…all creative, all build community, all strive to bring creative opportunity to people who can use it the most, all try to use recycled materials and the community’s available physical and human assets, and all are free.

We invite you to join our constantly evolving history!