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.