On Saturday July 5th , acclaimed artist Blaine Fontana will be unveiling his latest mural project, a 20′ x 4′ piece commissioned by Van’s for permanent installation at Snowboard Connection, in Seattle’s new Cascadia district. Titled “In My Absence – an Emerald City Homecoming” the night will celebrate and welcome this Northwest native back to his roots, after an extended and prolific stay in Southern California.. In addition to the commissioned mural, Blaine will exhibit 15-20 new pieces and offer books and posters for sale. For more information visit to www.snowboardconnection.com and BlaineFontana.com.
When: 6-9pm Saturday July 5th
What: Blaine Fontana Mural Unveiling
Where: Snowboard Connection flagship store 263 Yale Ave. N, Seattle WA 98109(across from REI)
Blaine Fontana was born in Seattle, WA and raised on Bainbridge Island, where he naturally developed an organic element to his art. After graduating high school, graffiti led him through the streets of Seattle, Portland, and on to Los Angeles where he attended Otis College of Art and Design and graduated at the top of his class winning the “Best in Show” award. Since graduating Blaine has paved an exciting career by doing paintings, licensing, graphics and shows for Lineage Gallery, Upper Playground, Scion installation Art Tour, Nike, Vans, Kid Robot, Volcom, FLIP, and many more. Currently Blaine has moved back to his Bainbridge Island childhood home where acres of forest seem to seep most distinctly into his work.