The Ferndale Arts Commission‘s Downtown Mural Project has added several new murals. Visitors to downtown Ferndale will find art in three alleyways off of Main Street, and on buildings on Second and Third Avenue.
These murals were designed by local artists and installed by the
artists themselves or through a volunteer effort coordinated by the
Arts Commission. They were funded with a combination of a Project
Neighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation, city funds
and private donations from the property owners.
“Adding art is an essential part of making Ferndale’s downtown
the incredible, vibrant place we all want it to be,” said
Councilmember Rebecca Xczar, who organized the project on behalf of
the Arts Commission. They are planning to install at least one more
commissioned mural this summer.
An ideal time to visit the murals is during this year’s Ferndale Street Festival occurring Friday Aug. 23rd and Saturday Aug. 24th on Main Street in Ferndale. The festival includes live music, food vendors, kids activities and entertainment.
Help install alley murals on the alley between Second and Third Avenue on the south side of Main Street, next to US Bank. Check out the volunteer slots below, sign up and show up. The murals will be completed as swiftly as possible based on the number of volunteers so make sure to show up early in the shift so you don’t miss out. For any questions, please call Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353.
It’s time for the 6th annual Father/Daughter dance at Pioneer Park, from 6-9pm on Weds. July 31st. Take this as an opportunity to bond with your loved ones, enjoy some free ice cream and dance the night away. Hosted in Pioneer Park, with ice cream donated by Grocery Outlet. All families welcome for this free event.
Hal Anchorman is back to share the winners of the Great Ferndale Alien Abduction. A big thank you to everyone who participated and all of our community partners (Ferndale Community Coalition, Ferndale Food Bank, Whatcom County Library System and the Ferndale Police Department). If did not turn in your scorecard by the deadline, don’t worry, you can still stop by City Hall through the end of the month, turn it in and pick up a prize.
The Ferndale Arts Commission’s Downtown Mural Project has a newly completed piece of art, titled “Spirit of Kulshan”. Visitors to downtown Ferndale will get to enjoy a sweeping landscape from Brenda Goddard-Laurence, of Brenda Goddard Designs, on the side of 5685 3rd Ave, adjacent to Luxe Thai.
While last summer’s Downtown Mural Project at the City Annex was painted with volunteers, this new mural is the first commissioned piece. This mural was funded in collaboration with the Ferndale Arts Commission and the building owners, Ted and Dale Schrader who are also the owners of the Subway at 5675 3rd Ave.
“Adding art is an essential part of making Ferndale’s
downtown the incredible, vibrant place we all want it to be,” said Councilmember
Rebecca Xczar, who organized the project on behalf of the Arts Commission. They
are planning to install at least one more commissioned mural this summer.
The Arts Commission is also coordinating a volunteer alley mural project, funded by a Project Neighborly grant from Whatcom Community Foundation and are looking for volunteers. The installation will occur July 13th and 14th, those who want to help with the painting can sign up on the city website at www.cityofferndale.org/murals.
Curious about the city finances? City Finance Director Sirke Salminen will be hosting a series of finance workshops before city council meetings. The next one is June 17th, at 5:30pm at the City Annex (5694 Second Avenue). These meetings will be open to the public and intended to help everyone better understand how your city manages public funds.
This upcoming workshop will focus on the city budgeting process and calendar.
Grab your web-shooters because with great parks events comes great entertainment. Ferndale Parks will be showing Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse inside the Pioneer Pavilion (2007 Cherry St) on Friday, April 26th. Doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 6:30pm. Free popcorn and soda as we kick off our 2019 Summer of Fun.
For more information, please contact Recreation Coordinator Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353, or firstname.lastname@example.org.