** Media Advisory ** The Arts Meet Sports: Murals Designed by Special Olympics Athletes Debut Across Seattle

Murals on display through June 27 at Seattle Center, Sea-Tac International Airport, Woodland Park Zoo and Westlake Park

 Sally Andrews, VP of Public Relations for Holland America Line and Special Olympics athlete, Frankie Hogan at the unveiling of one of the murals at the Seattle Center Armory.

Sally Andrews, VP of Public Relations for Holland America Line and Special Olympics athlete, Frankie Hogan at the unveiling of one of the murals at the Seattle Center Armory.

SEATTLE – To celebrate the countdown to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, five 26-foot-long murals designed by Special Olympics athletes will be displayed throughout Seattle. A total of six murals were designed and created under the guidance of Seattle-based artist Catherine Mayer. Inspired by Pacific Northwest themes and iconic Seattle locations, each mural features individual works of art created by the athletes that Mayer then collaged into large-scale art pieces.

For a limited time, the five murals will be displayed in key locations across Seattle, giving the community the opportunity to enjoy the murals before they are displayed at the USA Games. A sixth mural was displayed earlier in June at Bellevue Square.

Holland America Line is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 USA Games Art Murals.

When: Murals will be on display from Friday, June 22, through Wednesday, June 27

Where: Seattle Center Armory

Sea-Tac International Airport in Concourse A

South Lake Union inside 306 Dexter Avenue North (viewable from outside)

Woodland Park Zoo, South Entrance

Westlake Park

Photos of the murals on display at the various locations are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ea0n2efd87dxv6b/AACTzDWPQdU8NOv0pQkmqp5da?dl=0

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Media Contact

Jaymelina Esmele, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

jesmele@specialolympicsusagames.org

(206) 788-8964