The Henry Murals Seattle

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The Henry Murals – Exploring Seattle’s street art

If you happen to find yourself wandering around or driving in the neighborhoods of Ballard, Fremont, or Wallingford in Seattle, chances are that you will come across a bright mural painting or two of whimsical, wide-eyed animals, gnomes, and mythical beasts on colorful backdrops doing strange things – like a moose and a bear in a boat together, fishing, or a giant walrus on a small bicycle. The murals are painted on the sides of forlorn buildings, alleys, and vehicles – some are even found on the walls or garage doors of private homes – and all share a very characteristic aesthetic and the signature “henry”. The artist is Ryan Henry Ward, who has been brightening up Seattle with his murals since 2008 and been described as Seattle’s most prolific muralist. 
With more than 200 murals painted on various surfaces around town, his message is one of “cheerfulness and brightness,” and “encouraging a fun-loving spirit,” as stated in interviews. The one on the picture is from a burger restaurant, but go discover them for yourself by using this map as a starting point, or to identify murals that you might come across. While the map is not a complete list, it is a good starting point. A few of the murals listed on the map have been painted over, but the majority are still around, and new ones are still being added. Also check out Henry’s website for items on sale like canvas prints, mugs, stickers, and other items with his iconic creatures.

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5305 15th Avenue Northwest, Seattle

Opening Times

24 hours daily




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)