Thanks for support of community art

Thank you to everyone who came to the Stanwood-Camano Art Banner Auction at the Stanwood Fairgrounds on Oct. 14. The banners looked so beautiful — it was quite breathtaking!

Also breathtaking was the support from community businesses such as Starbucks, Haggens, Let’s Frame It Gallery, Camano Plaza, Four Springs Preserve, Wave Broadband, the City of Stanwood, and our hardy group of volunteers: Melanie Serroels, Jon Baker, Ruth Westra, Jeannie and Kevin Burham, Mary Ann Hinshaw, Sharon Dodge, Kristine Kauffman, Tom Bird, Wanda Neal, Allie Beebe, Merry Carlson, Anne Daletski, Skip Ingraham, and Gail Merrick’s Stanwood High School art students.

This is my last year heading up this fun program. We now have 200 banners out in our community and watching the blank canvases being transformed into works of art has been very rewarding. Equally rewarding has been watching many friendships develop during painting, the mentoring of our student painters, and our community’s enjoyment of this display of colorful public art each summer for the past three years.

I am very pleased to announce that Melanie Soerrels and Jon Baker have offered to take over this program for next year.

Thank you for three banner years! Stay tuned for news on our Public Art Grant (funded by our art banner proceeds), which will place permanent public art in our community.

Theresa Metzger

Executive Director

Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation

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