Edmonds muralist Andy Eccleshall has been chosen to paint a new mural on the large concrete wall in the Echo Lake neighborhood in July, our friends at Shoreline Area News reported. And Edmonds commuters headed toward Interstate 5 are likely to see it, since the mural will be displayed on SR 104 at 1st Avenue Northeast.
The Echo Lake Neighborhood Association (ELNA) has been planning for this major project for several years and has now received a City of Shoreline Neighborhood Mini-grant to help make it happen.
Because the wall is on a route that thousands of commuters pass by each day, the Shoreline Park Board also approved some 1% for Public Art funding for the project.
Eccleshall / The Mural Works, was selected from 18 applicants to design and produce the artwork. Selection Panel members were impressed with his ability to paint versatile subject matter in a variety of styles and his willingness to listen to the stakeholders to generate design ideas.
Eccleshall’s initial concept design was presented to the ELNA and Shoreline Park Board for input. His latest draft shows the image superimposed on the wall.
Further comments will be accepted through June 11 by email. Final design will be presented to the Park Board on June 27.
Eccleshall is excited to work with the community to generate a new mural that will be viewed and celebrated for many years. He plans to start working on the wall in July, weather permitting, and expects the process to take about ten days.
For more information about the project email Ros Bird, Public Art, City of Shoreline.