Today the Salem Peace Mosaic spans the facade of the Salem Family YMCA building two blocks from the Oregon State Capitol. Children and families, artists, patients from the Or. State Hospital, docents from the Salem Art Assoc. Gallery Guides, grandparents and grandchildren from Center 50+, the homeless, and many others crafted ceramics, cut glass, wrote poetry, and worked side by side placing over 25,000 tiles, one by one.
Through the inspiration and guidance of renowned artist Lynn Takata, in 2011, over 600 people ages 2 to 85 contributed to the artistic process, creating a positive symbol of community life and spirit for the City of Salem.