Edmonds Mural Society announces newest murals for summer

John Osgood's "Untitled" (to be painted on 504 5th Ave., rear of Girardi's)
Ellen Clark's "Edmonds Entertains" (313 Main St., side of Edward Jones)
Susan Babcock's "Winter Walk" (104 Fifth Ave. near Historical Museum)

The Edmonds Mural Society has announced the three murals they will be mounting this summer. The murals are chosen through a six-month-long, three-stage elimination process.

Each year, the members choose a theme and artists present concepts that capture that theme in a mural. For 2012, members chose the people related theme of An Edmonds Kind of Day.

“We’re really quite pleased with all the concepts submitted this year,” noted Society Municipal Liaison Jeff Stilwell. “The artists really took that theme in directions few foresaw.”

The finalists are as follows:

John Osgood’s “Untitled”
Ellen Clark’s “Edmonds Entertains”
Susan Babcock’s “Winter Walk”

“I am so looking forward to these new art works becoming a part of our city!!” Edmonds resident and Mural Society member Jeanie Blair wrote on the Mural Society’s Facebook page Thursday.

“Each of the finalists is a very striking image,” said Society Membership Director Manya Vee.  “Just as with the others, each of these will be claimed a favorite by Edmonds residents.”

“It’s amazing to think that we are going to be able to raise three more murals this summer,” Stilwell said. “We cannot do with this without the wonderful support given us by the residents of Edmonds.”

The Edmonds Mural Society has raised 11 murals to date, all in the downtown Edmonds area. The Mural Society funds the murals completely through membership dues and donations. To become a member (or renew your membership), go to EdmondsMuralSociety.org, call 425.776-3778 or visit 409 Main St.

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