Brad Rude 'Thoughts Discovered' sculpture

Brad Rude's 2001 bronze sculpture "Thoughts Discovered" is at First Avenue and Main Street in downtown Walla Walla. It's modeled after Labrador retriever Jake, owned by a Walla Walla Foundry employee. Drawings on Jake's sides represent his thoughts and aspirations, including the ability to balance objects on his nose, according to information from the Library of Congress.

Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder St., is collaborating with ArtWalla for an outdoor public art walk that includes a keepsake coloring book for kids and a map guide.

Coloring books featuring 10 of the sculptures on the walk and a map are available to pick up from the library at 238 E. Alder St. or download from

The sites on the tour are throughout downtown Walla Walla, from North Rose Street to Second Avenue and East Rose Street to East Poplar Street.

The tour is also accessible on a mobile device at

For more details, contact Liz George, young people's librarian, at or 509-527-4550.

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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