Work begins on the 2nd Art Walk Edmonds mural

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The ink has hardly had time to dry on the first installation, but work has begun on the second and final mural of the 2018 season for Mural Project Edmonds (MPE).

The second endeavor from the newly formed MPE, a committee under Art Walk Edmonds, is a nautical-themed mural that will wrap the building that houses Mar•Ket Fish Mongers and Eatery at 508 Main St in Edmonds.

Muralist Nick Goettling, from Tacoma, Washington, was chosen as the muralist for this project because his graphic style lent itself well to the vision that the MPE and mural sponsors, Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie had for the building. He also has an abiding respect for the history of the area.

“I am a Pacific Northwesterner through and through,” said Goettling. “As an artist who works nationally, I’ve found that the most rewarding projects are the ones that let me engage with the local culture and history of our beloved Puget Sound. 
"I first learned some of Edmonds’ history from my dad, who lived there for a decade and would retell the hilarious, fascinating stories he learned from the famous historian, Murray Morgan.”

Much different in style and substance from the first mural installed, this particular mural will take on a vintage, nautical feel, with a few surprises the viewer will discover only upon close inspection. This mural was sponsored by Mar•Ket Fish Mongers & Eatery owners Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie, who had a specific vision for the mural.

“We wanted it to not only be eye-catching, but something that invited the viewer to stop and look closer. Perhaps even take selfies with it!” Ho said. 

ensnared in the big picture 
The two collaborated closely with the MPE committee and the artist to come up with just the right image to make their vision come to life.

MPE plans to develop a few new murals each year and is already evaluating projects and locations for next summer. Building owners and businesses who are interested in sponsoring a mural next year should contact Art Walk Edmonds

The overall goal of the new MPE is to bring professional-level, well-planned artistry to our community and to fit appropriately into the chosen space. To pay for these endeavors, MPE is using funds raised by Art Walk Edmonds’ Summer Wine Walks, as well as donations and sponsorships by building owners and businesses.

Anyone interested in donating to the Art Walk Edmonds can do so online. Companies or entities interested in sponsoring a new mural should contact Art Walk Edmonds,

Art Walk Edmonds is held monthly in the picturesque waterfront town of Edmonds on the third Thursday throughout the year, rain or shine.


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