Marina Art Kirkland, WA

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Marina Art Kirkland, WA

Marina Art Kirkland,

Kirkland is loved for it’s waterfront and her breathtaking views of Lake Washington. Residents of the city flock to the marina during the warm days and joggers and walkers can always be seen near the shoreline trails during the cooler days. The marina area of Kirkland offers not only beautiful lake views, but also features a variety of waterfront dining, wine cellars, and boutiques. Amongst the area offerings is a variety of sculptures that comprise Marina Art Kirkland, WA.

“Coming Home” is a wonderful art sculpture located near the docks of Marina Park. The statue reminds residents of the mass return of soldiers and sailors that returned after World War II. The city of Kirkland played a vital role in the war effort, as the local shipyards of Kirkland repaired dozens of warships.  Stanley Bleifield created this bronze statue of a sailor returning home and reuniting with his wife and son. It was a gift to the city that was presented by the Kilwein family and the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. Behind the statue is a stone with a commemoration from the navy.“Puddle Jumpers” is the most interactive pieces of public art within the city. You cannot go to Kirkland without having your picture taken with the group of bronze enshrined children. The sculpture by Glenna Goodacre is the perfect prop for candid and fun photos. The sculpture was purchased for the city in 2001 by members of the community and local businesses.

A less known work of art located in the Marina area is a small statue, “Last Gift” This little statue is located next to The Slip Restaurant and is across from Olive You restaurant. The statue is rather small and can easily be missed, despite it being almost in the middle of the sidewalk. It is the newest statues of the area, being made in 2002. The statue is of Santa Claus and was created by Dennis Brown as a gift to the children of the city.

Before you spend a day playing in the waters of Lake Washington, come and take a few minutes to admire Marina Art Kirkland, WA! For more information please visit

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Adrian Willanger
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Phil-Love the photos, Kirkland really does have some amazing art in its downtown area.


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Sep 15, 2011 12:49 PM #1
George L. Rodriguez
AgencyOne HQ Bellevue - Mill Creek, WA
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Hi Phil,


     I found this very interesting. I loved the photos too! Thanks for sharing a little bit of Kirkland with this blog.


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