Your vote can help us reel in six figures in preservation funds to restore the Seattle Mural. This 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.
With your support, we can revitalize this landmark public 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 announced this week they 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.
It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
1) Register online at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website. Your registration information is confidential. It will not be shared
2) Vote for the mural once every day through May 12. You can also share your stories and photos of the site.
3) Spread the word to your friends and family.
The mural has led a colorful life. It set the stage for early performances by popular Seattle bands, including Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. It remains a popular venue for concerts, outdoor movies and cultural celebrations.
Thank you for helping us to restore this artistic and cultural landmark and preserve a gathering place for generations to come!
Join us at Seattle Center’s Mural Amphitheatre, noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 2 for an open house. We’ll celebrate the Seattle Mural with live music (act to be announced soon), collage crafts and cake. Come on down!