Bet you’ve had some memorable times at the Seattle Mural. It’s the setting for countless concerts and festivals. We need your VOTE to help us reel in six figures in preservation funds to restore this public artwork!
The mid-century, glass mosaic masterpiece serves as a colorful backdrop for the Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center. It’s pushing 50, and it’s showing its age. Many of its pieces are missing, faded or cracked. It needs a facelift.
Come on down to Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 2 for an open house, featuring a free performance 2 to 3 p.m. by Seattle indie-pop band Slender Means. The celebration will also feature collage crafts for kids, a mural cake and 1962 World’s Fair memorabilia.
With your support, we can revitalize this landmark artwork in time for the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair. The mural was commissioned for the fair and designed by acclaimed Northwest artist Paul Horiuchi. It’s one of 25 worthy Seattle-Puget Sound area projects in the running for a Partners in Preservation grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express, which will dole out $1 million in grants to historic sites throughout the region.
Online votes will determine which project walks away with full funding. So vote for the mural every day, once a day, through May 12!