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2015 0131 sculpture2Merrillee Moore’s 18-foot tall, 5,000 pound, stainless steel sculpture “Aerie” was installed with little fanfare Saturday in the Commercial Ave. roundabout.

In 2010, Moore’s design was chosen by the Anacortes Arts Commission out of 30 proposals. That same year the City Council approved it for the centerpiece of the Commercial Ave. roundabout. In 2013, after installation requirements for the state Department of Transportations were met, and Moore began the process of creating the sculpture.

The sculpture’s dedication is scheduled for February 13 at 1pm.

Photo by Steve Berentson. Steve has a photoblog at AnacortesToday.com.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given

Statewide

379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times