City looking for downtown business owners to allow murals


The city of Blaine is looking for downtown property owners with interest in decorating their building for the city’s downtown mural program.

Blaine City Council unanimously voted March 22 to establish the downtown mural program, allowing the city to contract with property owners to create three publicly-funded murals that capture the city’s Blaine by the Sea theme. The blank walls need to be on a building next to Peace Portal Drive and within the city’s central business district.

City officials established the mural program to attract tourists to Blaine through the murals that focus on nostalgic maritime branding. The three murals are expected to be completed by May 2022.

“The city has been planning for over a decade to install murals in the downtown core,” Blaine city manager Michael Jones said in a statement. “The recent passage of the program charter, along with the creation of a citizen arts commission, will help bring that planning to fruition and result in public art that both residents and visitors can enjoy.”

For more information, contact Stacie Pratschner, Blaine community development services director, at 360/332-8311.


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