FERNDALE, Wash. — The Ferndale Art Commission completed their last mural of the summer last week. This makes for 6 new murals in the Ferndale downtown area as a result of their summer-long effort.
The last mural is an interactive piece located on the west wall of the alley north of Main Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue on the side of the new Al’s Diner. According to City Council member and candidate for Whatcom County Assessor Rebecca Xczar, this was a volunteer project using leftover paint from other murals. FAC members got permission from the building owner and then worked with the owner of the recently opened Al’s Downtown Diner to chose the design.
The mural’s interactive abilities, explained Xczar comes from the the ability of people to use it as a backdrop for photos of people standing under the umbrella.
There are 5 other murals that were created this summer in Ferndale coordinated by FAC members. In total, there are 3 wall and and 3 ground murals completed. Some were funded with a Project Neighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation and others using city funds and private donations from the property owners.