The mural project is a go! / by Cynthia Lait

The Washington State Department of Transportation has given the go-ahead to paint the Puget Sound Wave mural inside the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.

I’m thrilled to share that we’re one step closer to having a mural inside the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.  Over 3,000,000 passengers pass through this terminal every year. The Puget Sound Wave mural will celebrate the beauty of Puget Sound and welcome passengers to the terminal.

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I’m on a mission to make public art more engaging, more present in our public spaces. This mural will change the waiting area inside the Ferry Terminal from one where passengers sit quietly on the benches staring at their phones to one where they look up and are reminded of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Where passengers may smile and love it or may find it too modern and shake their heads. Where kids walk by and say ‘Hey Mom, look at the wave!’.  Where new visitors arrive from Seattle and see the welcoming wave. Where people say, ‘Wait for me by the wave inside the terminal’.

I’d love to ask for your support for this project.  So many of you support public art and appreciate what it can do for a public space. Here’s how you can support this project:

Timing is important as the project will be funded ONLY if the Kickstarter goal is reached by Jan. 25. If the goal is not reached, no funds are distributed.

I believe in the power of public art to engage children, explore ideas, start conversations and share visions. Following the completion of this first mural, I am continuing conversations with WSDOT and other organizations to identify additional sites and mural projects. I’m just getting started and you’re a big part of this launch. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

Wishing each of you a Happy New Year 2018.  May it be filled with peace, joy, laughter and happy projects.