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2-story mural goes up in downtown Ferndale

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FERNDALE, Wash. — Another commissioned wall mural is nearly complete in downtown Ferndale.

Todd Bruce, who was also the volunteer designer and painter of the mural on the south side of the City Hall Annex building on 2nd Avenue, recently completed his latest contribution to Ferndale’s collection of murals. The new mural extends 2 stories high along the east wall of 2038 Main Street, formerly Babe’s Place restaurant.

This is the 2nd commissioned mural according to Rebecca Xczar, Ferndale City Council member, city liaison to the Ferndale Arts Commission (FAC) and candidate in the General Election for Whatcom County Assessor. “It was funded by both the Ferndale Art Commission’s budget and the building owner,” Xczar explained in an email.

2-story wall mural installed on the east wall of 2038 Main Street by artist Todd Bruce (July 30, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News
2-story wall mural installed on the east wall of 2038 Main Street by artist Todd Bruce (July 30, 2019). Photo: My Ferndale News

The building, built in 1914 according to Whatcom County property records, is owned by Martin and Teresa Hernandez who also own and operate Chihuahua’s Family Mexican Restaurant around the corner at 5694 3rd Avenue.

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It took “a full week of very long days” to complete the mural, Xczar said. “The top coat will likely be applied this coming weekend.”

This was one of several designs submitted last year after the FAC issued a call for artists and designs. Xczar took several of the designs to Hernandez and this was their choice.

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