Rendering of Lotus mural on building

Public Art will Contribute to a Sense of Place in Mount Baker

In September, Mercy Housing Northwest is excited to begin its installation of a beautiful mural on the north façade of the Mount Baker Family Housing and Resource Center, located at 2870 S. Hanford St. in Seattle. Visually inspired by lotus ponds, the mural is another contribution to the emerging arts district in Mount Baker, led by the creatives at the Mount Baker Artists’ Lofts, local galleries, and the already completed mural work on Rainier Avenue with the Mount Baker Hub Alliance.

Mercy Housing Northwest is teaming up with Tacoma-based artist Kenji Stoll, whose work is already featured on the Seattle SODO tracks, to design the mural. Kenji is also planning ways to use this work to reach youth in the neighborhood, many of whom have creative aspirations in mural work and other art forms. Keep an eye out in September to watch Kenji’s progress.

*Pictured above is Kenji’s preliminary design for the mural, and he is actively refining it to fully represent his creative vision.