New Mural in Downtown Everett Reflects Art Inside Imagine Children’s Museum

Imagine Children’s Museum launched a fun mural project intended to turn heads and spark imaginations in the Everett community.

At the corner of Pacific and Colby Avenues, mural artist, Gina Ribaudo, is enlivening downtown Everett with original artwork offering a colorful welcome to the area.

The mural features playful scenes of Port Gardener Bay’s ecosystem and a local woodland forest with a rope bridge and fishing pond. These hint at the playful learning galleries found inside Imagine Children’s Museum.

This new mural brings the wonder of playful learning inside the Museum into the outside world,” said Nancy Johnson, CEO of Imagine Children’s Museum. “Everyone who sees the mural will get a glimpse of what awaits inside the Museum, or simply be reminded of the beauty of our Puget Sound region.

Imagine Children’s Museum is the largest children’s museum in the Pacific Northwest and a major destination for children ages 12 and under and their grown-ups. Every year, more than 283,000 children, families, school groups and youth organizations visit the three-story facility at the corner of Wall St. and Hoyt Ave.

A tribute to the Museum’s commitment to the arts can be seen throughout its expansive interior. Throughout every floor of the Museum, you will find original works of art, including other murals by Gina Ribaudo.

Over the past 20 years, Ribaudo has painted larger-than-life murals that reflect the wonders of Snohomish County – including mountains, waterways and street scenes.

Imagine Children’s Museum’s mission is to utilize playful learning to enrich children’s lives. It serves the community through hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits, field trips, camps, classes, family events and outreach programs.

Visual art can be inspiring for children, and can help them develop visual literacy skills, including the ability to observe details and make connections between what they see and the real world. Art can spark new conversations with children, providing opportunities for vocabulary development and language enrichment.

Murals are vibrant expressions of community identity and pride. As larger-than-life artworks, murals have the unique ability to uplift public spaces, injecting a sense of vitality and unity. For children, murals can instill a community connection and a sense of belonging.

Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or simply a curious explorer who appreciates the transformative power of art, this new mural is a must-see. Drive or walk by today to witness the beauty of imagination coming to life!

The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Every third Friday of the month, all families with children ages 12 and under can visit the Museum during its free family nights from 5 to 9 p.m.

 

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