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Marines with Victor Odermat (middle right) and Randy Engstrom(middle left) in front of the mural.

Marine Week kicked off with Marine Mural Unveiling at Brown Bear Car Wash

The commencement of Marine Week Seattle was celebrated with the unveiling of a mural on July 24 at Brown Bear Car Wash (1800 15th Ave. W.).

Five artists of the Marine Corps Mural Team painted the mural, which is approximately 100 feet across. The mural is inspired by the connection between community, country and the Corps.

According to the Corps, each Marine Week Mural is specialized to its host city. This year’s mural is a gift on behalf of the Marine Corps to the citizens of Seattle for their support during Marine Week.

The ceremony featured Randy Engstrom, Director of the Office of Arts and Culture, as the guest speaker. In addition, Victor Odermat, owner of Brown Bear Carwash, who donated the space for the mural, was in attendance. Sherwin Williams donated gallons of paint used to craft the mural.

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