December 4, 2023


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Alternative ‘Welcome to Edmonds’ signal finds a new dwelling at downtown website visitors centre

Mack Benek with the indication featuring his artwork, now installed outside the house the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Site visitors Center log cabin. (Image by Bob Sears)

A idea for a Welcome to Edmonds indication made by area artist Mack Benek has found a new household — at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Site visitors Heart log cabin on 5th Avenue.

With assist from area organization proprietor Mike McMurray, Benek established the indicator layout when metropolis officials in 2018 started trying to find group enter on selections for changing the getting old Welcome to Edmonds gateway sign along State Route 104. After two public open up properties, and two on the web surveys with additional than 1,800 responses, the town chose a design and style by Clayton Moss, operator of Edmonds-dependent Forma Design and style, for the Highway 104 spot.

Benek’s signal came in 2nd in an on the net survey, with 600-in addition votes.

When McMurray listened to that the Site visitors Center sign was scheduled to be changed with “a plain brown Edmonds metal indicator,” he offered Benek’s structure as an optional alternative. After the indication idea obtained constructive opinions from readers middle volunteers, it was designed and then mounted in front of the log cabin,

McMurray said that Benek “is honored to have a piece of his artwork on display in his hometown, becoming an artist of additional than 50 years, and acquiring been a neighborhood Edmonds artist for 40 of those years.”

In the meantime, set up of the new Welcome to Edmonds gateway indication has been delayed owing to COVID-19 associated impacts on the city’s parks maintenance division, stated Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Angie Feser. “We have not established a date for the gateway indication set up as we are still developing our parks little capitals do the job system for the yr,” Feser mentioned.