Giant octopus causes a giant controversy in Downtown Walla WallaPosted: Updated:
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Some artwork outside of the Inland Octopus store in downtown Walla Walla has been causing a lot of controversy.
Is it a mural, or a sign? Whatever you are calling it, one thing is for sure; it is creating quite a stir. A big enough stir for the owner to send out a letter about the artwork outside his store. It says some people like the art at Inland Octopus, and of course, some don't. All Bob Catsiff wanted to do was make the toy store special, and help it to stand out from others.
Catsiff, the store owner, says, "this is just one step in me creating the best toy store in the world and it's just something that needed to be done and eventually I just did it."
Walla Walla City Manager, Nabiel Shawa says , "before I take any action on this, City Council wanted the opportunity to allow the public to address the council on the subject."
Shawa says a public meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 11th. Once they hear from the public they will decide whether or not the art needs to be taken down.
Here is the letter that Shawa sent: